Spurs Working To Trade Boris Diaw

With Pau Gasol headed to San Antonio on a deal that averages $15MM annually, the Spurs will need to create a little cap flexibility to accommodate him, and the most likely route is a trade of Boris Diaw. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter links), the Spurs are working on a possible trade involving Diaw.

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The Spurs could have waived Diaw last week and saved $4MM in cap room, since his $7MM salary was only guaranteed for $3MM at that point. However, the team opted to keep him, and that was probably the right call. In this market, a versatile forward like Diaw is a solid value on a one-year, $7MM deal. He also has a very affordable – and non-guaranteed – $7.5MM salary for the 2017/18 season.

While specific suitors for Diaw aren’t yet known, Jabari Young of The San Antonio Express-News tweets that the French forward has about five teams that he’d like to end up with. The Spurs will have to move the 34-year-old without taking any salary back, so his suitors figure to be limited to teams with a trade exception or cap room significant enough to accommodate his $7MM salary.

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11 thoughts on “Spurs Working To Trade Boris Diaw

  1. Heat or Raptors

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  2. Z.....

    this further makes me question the fit of Gasol. Obviously, he is the better player, but is somewhat redundant with Aldridge, and Diaw can stretch the floor with better 3 point shooting, and can give them more versatility. They will need to address a spot on the wing, preferably a shooter as well, so to lose Diaw’s shooting hurts. Of course, it would help them in that area if Kyle Anderson can have a breakout year. I’m also interested to see if Jonathan Simmons gets more playing time. I like his game a lot. I would also probably say that they need to add a backup rim protector if Duncan does retire, but we have seen them connected to a couple of low cost options in that area already

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  3. Magic perhaps?

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    • I would of said Magic but what do they have to give up in Draft Picks but maybe Vazquez.

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  4. Z.....

    Not sure about everyone’s cap space, but Washington, Portland, Toronto come to mind as potential fits off the top of my head

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  5. Gucci7383

    Lakers please

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  6. Perfect guy for sixers

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  7. bsteady powers

    Send him to Wash in a 4 team trade!!!!

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    • Alexander Maunu

      I was waiting for the guy with the ridiculous trade proposals, I see I’m not alone!

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  8. reg grn

    Trade him to the 6ers for Chukwudiebere Maduabum.

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  9. Connorsoxfan

    Celtics? Jerebko still has a non guaranteed salary they could swap and throw in a second rounder or something.

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