Boris Diaw‘s slow motion, high-IQ game with gifted passing has been a perfect fit with the Spurs system — really, systems (plural) — over the past few years. Plus, in what can be a button-down organization, he was the guy with an espresso machine in his locker and who always gave honest answers.
Diaw’s game would fit well on a number of teams around the league. He’s a kind of point forward — he can’t run the point but he has a lot of those skills, shot 36 percent from three last season, and is one of the best passing bigs in the league. While conditioning can be an issue, he’s more nimble than he gets credit for and plays solid defense because of it.
Diaw is slated to make a very reasonable $7 million this season, with a team option for $7.5 million next season — that also will draw the interest of a lot of teams. The Spurs shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a team to take him on.