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Pounding The Rock Jul 19, 2016

Sending Boris Diaw off with an official farewell

Saying goodbye to the versatile, paradoxical Frenchman, a guy who could do everything on the floor but rarely did anything as often as you wanted him to. Spurs fans are still trying to come to grips with the reality that a legendary big man, someone who for many defines the city of San Antonio even more than the Alamo, will not be with the club anymore. There has been a collective mourning, emotional tributes from coast to coast and a real, legitimate fear that the Spurs will never, ever be able to recover from his departure. Man, it's going to be so weird watching the Spurs play without...
Pounding The Rock Jul 19, 2016

Gregg Popovich doesn't care about "super teams"

While in Las Vegas to work with the USA Basketball team, Pop was given the opportunity to answer a hot take question. The US Men's Basketball team is currently in Las Vegas to prepare for the Olympics in Brazil. Gregg Popovich is there as an assistant coach as was asked for his thoughts about the current label of the moment, "super team." It's apparently all the rage now to want to play on a team with a lot of superstars, and when Pop was questioned about whether he minded that the Spurs Big Three's teams were never given the designation, he simply replied, "Naaah. I just count the...
Deseret Morning News Jul 11, 2016
Jazz center Rudy Gobert to join French brothers in Rio Olympics

Jazz center Rudy Gobert to join French brothers in Rio Olympics

Rudy Gobert will join new Jazz teammate Boris Diaw on the team affectionately called "Les Bleus" (The Blues) in his country.
Deseret Morning News Jul 8, 2016

Video: New Utah Jazz acquisitions, Dennis Lindsey meet with media

George Hill, Joe Johnson, Jazz general manager discuss the former duo's arrival in Utah. Boris Diaw will join the squad after...
Deseret Morning News Jul 8, 2016
Utah Jazz also get a future second-round pick as Diaw trade, Johnson signing becomes official

Utah Jazz also get a future second-round pick as Diaw trade, Johnson signing becomes official

The Utah Jazz will also receive San Antonio's second-round pick in 2022 in addition to Boris Diaw for the rights to Olivier...
SLC Dunk Jul 7, 2016

What Boris Diaw is doing for France, and what he can bring to the Utah Jazz - Downbeat #1948

A mid-day downbeat? Sure, why not. The Utah Jazz can start showing off some of the things they won this off-season. But even though the team made smart moves in the NBA Draft, and clever moves during NBA Free Agency . . . it's going to be about not just winning players or trades, but games that matter most. Yes, we're looming into the territory of "expectations". And as a result, things just got real. It's still unreal to me that we got Diaw, and we break down his game his strengths, and some of the changes he may need to make in a Jazz jersey. Also we peak behind the curtain to how he is...
Pounding The Rock Jul 7, 2016

To retire, or not to retire: that is Tim Duncan's question

It's the 14th episode of the Superfluous Poppycock Podcast. With all of the changes to the Spurs roster in the past week, none looms larger than the un-dropped shoe of Tim Duncan's retirement decision. Seth Warren and I take all of the main headlines on, including the Big Fun issue, in what turned out to be our longest podcast ever. We say goodbye to Boris Diaw, welcome Pau Gasol, thank Manu Ginobili for returning, and discuss the beginning of Summer League. You can download the MP3 heree, or listen using the player below. l
SLC Dunk Jul 7, 2016

NBA Free Agency 2016: Utah Jazz additions of Joe Johnson, Boris Diaw impressing ESPN Insiders

They are saying good things about us. I am encouraged, but must remain cautious. Is this a trap? ESPN's NBA Insiders recently discussed the NBA Free Agency moves we've seen so far in the Western Conference. As a Utah Jazz fan we've seen almost the inverse of the normal routine -- a quiet, or even subdued NBA Draft, but with much more activity during Free Agency. The backbone of both under the "Dennis Lindsey as General Manager" era of the Jazz seems to be turning empty cap space into something through the magic of trades. It's not quite spinning hay into gold, but I'll take it. Especially...

Gobert sees nothing but good things for Jazz after Diaw trade

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert expressed excitement after learning the Spurs agreed to trade fellow Frenchman Boris Diaw to the Jazz.
Pounding The Rock Jul 6, 2016

Farewell to Boris Diaw

Boris Diaw will be traded to clear cap space for Pau Gasol's contract, and we look back on his time with the silver and black. Professional sports is a cruel business. Players can form long-lasting relationships, which can be severed at a moment's notice for reasons beyond their control. But it can be just as hard on the fans as they see their some of their favorite players get moved to other teams. With the signing of Pau Gasol to the Spurs, it's apparent that they are going to have to trade Boris Diaw to another team to clear cap space for Gasol's 2-year $30 million contract. Boris was...
Deseret Morning News Jul 6, 2016
Utah Jazz 'excited' about offseason, including trade for Boris Diaw

Utah Jazz 'excited' about offseason, including trade for Boris Diaw

The Jazz suddenly have depth and experience, things they lacked last year, after moves to get Boris Diaw, Joe Johnson and...
Deseret Morning News Jul 5, 2016
Breaking down the Utah Jazz frontcourt after adding Boris Diaw, subtracting Trevor Booker

Breaking down the Utah Jazz frontcourt after adding Boris Diaw, subtracting Trevor Booker

A look at how the addition of Boris Diaw via trade and the subtraction of Trevor Booker via free agency could alter the Jazz...
Pounding The Rock Jul 5, 2016

Spurs trade Boris Diaw to Jazz in cap clearing move

We are sorry to see you go Boris! Well, the Boris Diaw era in San Antonio sure was fun. He made us smile incessantly, and gave us great moments galore. Unfortunately, that era has come to an end. In a cap clearing move, the Spurs have traded the lovable big man to the Utah Jazz. Per The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski: San Antonio has traded forward Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz, league sources tell @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 5, 2016 Jazz sending rights to 2015 second-round pick Olivier Hanlan, who played overseas last year. Deal allows the Spurs space...
SLC Dunk Jul 5, 2016

NBA Free Agency 2016: San Antonio Spurs trade Boris Diaw to the Utah Jazz

Qu'est-ce un mois fou jusqu'à présent With Gordon Hayward almost absolutely opting out of the last year of his contract next off-season it's clear that the Utah Jazz had to accelerate their success on the court, or risk losing their best player. All the moves this off-season have been in alignment with the goal of "winning now". In the NBA Draft the team traded their lottery pick for Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill. During NBA Free Agency they focused on veteran scorer Joe Johnson. And now, another piece of the puzzle has been added, bench depth and versatility -- in the body (and...
Deseret Morning News Jul 5, 2016
Report: Utah Jazz acquire Boris Diaw in a trade with the Spurs

Report: Utah Jazz acquire Boris Diaw in a trade with the Spurs

The Utah Jazz have acquired Bois Diaw in a trade with San Antonio, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski San...

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