Boris Diaw is a versatile frontline player.
Often mocked about his weight few come to appreciate his productive services. Throughout his NBA career Boris Diaw has been an efficient and versatile role player, and today he is providing the Spurs just that and more.
Boris Diaw can play and defend multiple frontline positions. In most cases he is used as a power Forward, yet in a era with no dominant center he even play some minutes at that spot. He can guard smaller and faster player like LeBron James and help Kawhi Leonard in that difficult task when the Spurs face the Heat. Defensively he also helps guarding big man such as Zach Randolph, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin,LaMarcus Aldridge. Boris Diaw is of all front guarding stretch fours and regular low post power forwards.
In a potential replay of last year’s NBA Finals, Diaw’s defensive versatility will allow Coach Popovich to keep, if he wishes, multiple bodies on LeBron James in hopes to wear him down in a seven game NBA Finals series.
Offensively, Boris Diaw also stench floor as shoots 40% from beyond the arc. He has been a key player for the Spurs bench all year long providing them with depth and immediate two way production. Diaw averages 9 points per game on 53% shooting , 4 rebounds per game, nearly 4 assists per game in 25 minutes. This is effective role playing.
He does not make the headline or sports center’s top ten, but he provides priceless depth, intelligence, size, and great passing to the Spurs championship contending team. The Spurs can count on his leadership, experience and team spirit to provide effective and consistent performances in the playoff as a key role player.