Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News has a new column exploring the future of Boris Diaw in San Antonio. Diaw, who proved to be a key component of the Spurs' playoff run after being acquired late in the season, is due to be a free agent this summer.
Diaw was bought out by the Charlotte Bobcats in March and signed with the Spurs shortly thereafter for the prorated veteran's minimum. He averaged 4.7 PPG and 4.3 RPG in 20 regular season games in San Antonio, and started in all 14 games the Spurs played in the postseason before they were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harvey speculates that because Diaw is 29 years old, he is likely facing his last chance to earn a big free-agent contract. Had the Spurs' playoff run stayed alive and they had ultimately won an NBA championship, Harvey believes, it could have convinced Diaw to give San Antonio a discount. As it is, the Spurs would love to re-sign Diaw for the right price, but the market for the veteran forward is uncertain.