Boris Diaw

Boris Diaw (UTA) “Bobo” nike

(Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)
(Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)


utsmallPower Forward: 6’8, 250 lbs; 15th year, France 

NBA Role: versatile, playmaking forward • Salty DOG

What’s the first word that should come to mind when thinking of Boris Diaw? – tricky? slick? slow? close, close, & close: the answer is…smooth; it’s no hyperbole to say Boris Diaw is one of the most unique ‘point forwards’ in recent memory* – he’s not beating anyone in a foot race or speeding down the court – Diaw takes his time, passes flashy & (efficiently) maintains pristine ball movement 24/7; frequently uses ‘Brad Miller-fakes’ to get by defenders for wrap around dimes – it works way more often than it should; full-blown YMCA approach: Diaw’s old man, “back you down 12 times” game is in its fully evolved state; doesn’t always look to score, though Diaw has a little pop left from downtown; another Salty DOG for Utah to lean on in the locker room – ideal mentor for Quin Snyder’s budding playmakers

*guess it kinda is since ‘point forward’ isn’t a real position 

DOG Status: Salty DOG

Signature Shot: spot-up 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 8.6 points/game, 4.4 rebounds/game, 49% FG
  • NBA Champion (2014) LOB
  • Most Improved Player (2006)