‘Key addition’ Diaw makes move long-term

Boris Diaw finally can get a place of his own in San Antonio.

After living in the guest house of point guard Tony Parker for three-plus months since joining the Spurs on March 23, Diaw on Thursday officially re-signed with the club.

The agreement between the Spurs and the veteran unrestricted free agent center-forward had been confirmed three days ago by Diaw’s agent, Doug Neustadt.

The 30-year-old Diaw, who played high school ball with Parker when they were teenagers in Paris, started the 2011-12 season with the Charlotte Bobcats, but negotiated a contract buyout in mid-March.

He played in 20 regular season games for San Antonio, averaging 4.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He started all 14 playoff games and averaged 6.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

“Boris was a key addition to our team late last season and we are happy to have him back,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “The depth of his game and his basketball IQ make him a special player.”

The contract, for two seasons, is worth a total of $9.2 million. It is believed to include several incentive clauses.


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