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Boris Diaw and the Big Man Market (Part 2)

Really interesting article. There are some stats and scary numbers, but Aaron breaks it down well. The focus is around Diaw, but it also shows that Bonner isn't that bad on defense (actually pretty damn good in some areas). Also shows that Duncan is not done as most outside the Spurs. --- In sum? The Spurs got an interesting player in Boris Diaw, to say the least. He’s not the missing piece. He’s not really better than any of the big men we currently run with, although his isolation defense is worth keeping an eye on. As most Spurs fans noticed during the recent Mavs game, when Diaw really puts an effort into shutting down a sweet-shooting forward like Dirk, he has a lot more success than most Spurs players have had over the last few seasons. On the other hand, fans watching the Sixers game may have also noticed the dark side of Diaw’s play — his difficulty recovering on spot-up shooters and putting requisite pressure on their post-up players, namely. They may also have noticed his abhorrent rebounding fundamentals, and his curious lack of talent for a man so large at boxing out and protecting the paint. Diaw isn’t going to solve all the Spurs’ ills, but the main point of this post isn’t really that. It’s that none of the players available were going to. Read more: http://www.48minutesofhell.com/boris-diaw-and-the-big-man-market-part-2#ixzz1qFzdlhFv

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