It was only a matter of time before the San Antonio Spurs nabbed their man in Boris Diaw. With the news of the silky-smooth forward returning to the Alamo City for the next three years, the Spurs continue to recreate the masterpiece they were able to put together last season.
If Kawhi Leonard didn’t play out of his mind in the 2104 NBA Finals, Diaw could’ve been in the running for Finals MVP. Maybe that is a brash statement, but his play was hard to argue with. His 6.2 points per game were almost equal to his 5.8 assists per game in the Finals, which were big throughout the series. And the momentum definitely changed when Diaw was placed in the starting lineup for Game 3.
The Spurs have been able to return their prized reserves in Patty Mills and Diaw. And the foundation of their organization, Tim Duncan, will be back for another lap and hopefully his sixth ring. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that San Antonio is able to lure their players back into a familiar place. Five championships, future Hall of Fame coach in Gregg Popovich and an unselfish basketball system is a hard deal to pass up.
Sure, the numbers in the contract were of some significance ($22 million over three years) if we are speaking semantics. But if we are speaking straight basketball and winning, it was not a hard choice for the Spurs or Diaw. While the rest of the NBA is in a state of emergency, exhausting every resource possible to land the next big thing, the Spurs are calmly setting themselves up for another unnoticed stranglehold on what is left of the competition.