Spurs Frontrunner to sign Diaw?

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The Charlotte Bobcats and Boris Diaw have agreed to a buyout, making the versatile forward available once he clear waivers. According to league sources, the San Antonio Spurs might have emerged as frontrunner to sign Diaw.

Acquiring Diaw could be a coup for the San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio is looking to bolster their frontcourt going into the playoffs, and getting a big man with Diaw’s talent should be a coup.

Earlier this month, Tony Parker expressed his interest of adding the soon to be 30 year-old forward to Spurs roster if he becomes available.

However, Diaw is clearly not in his best basketball shape at the moment.

In 37 games this season, including 28 starts, the former Bobcats forward has averaged 7.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 41 percent from the field and a woeful 26.7 percent from behind the arc.

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Spurs whipped Bobcats

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Tony Parker scored 15 points, and the San Antonio Spurs cruised past the Charlotte Bobcats in the second half for a 102-72 victory on Friday night.

Richard Jefferson scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in the Spurs victory over the Bobcats.

The Spurs (25-11) bounced back from a rare home loss earlier this week against the Chicago Bulls to win for the 13th time in their last 15 games.

The Bobcats (4-30), who were playing San Antonio for the only time this season, have lost four straight and 20 of their last 21.

Richard Jefferson scored 14 points, including four 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds, while Tim Duncan had 14 points and eight boards for the Spurs.

Matt Bonner added 14 points, Kawhi Leonard had 10 and Gary Neal and Tiago Splitter chipped in nine points each off the bench.

Corey Maggette and Boris Diaw each scored 14 points for the Bobcats, who were held below 100 points for the 21st straight game.

San Antonio outrebounded Charlotte 55-37, with DeJuan Blair leading all players with 11 rebounds.

San Antonio, which was playing the second game of a seven-game homestand, never trailed after the first quarter.

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Possible trade scenarios for the Spurs

With the San Antonio Spurs already out in the playoffs, here are some trade deals that they could possibly make to try to improve their roster in the offseason.

Here are four scenarios.

Richard Jefferson for Paul Millsap

Why it might work? I know this like a pipe dream, and it looks like a one-sided deal for the Spurs.

However, the Utah Jazz could loose Andrei Kirilenko to free agency at season’s end, meaning they might need to look for a small forward in the market.

Jefferson has played better for the Spurs this season and his 44 percent clip from the 3-point line is a great improvement. The problem is he never fitted the Spurs system after two years with the team.

A change of scenario and a new role could help him revive his NBA career. Also the departure of Paul Millsap will pave the way for young big man Derrick Favors to develop his game sooner than later.

For the Spurs, any help on the front court will be a welcome addition. Some could see this trade to hinder DeJuan Blair’s or Tiago Splitter’s progress, but with Antonio McDyess possible retirement and Tim Duncan declining, getting a young big man like Millsap would be a coup.

Nonetheless, the Spurs will have to use the draft or the free agency to fill the gap on the small forward spot.

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