Boris Diaw looked like he might very well eat his way out of the NBA not long ago -- even being bought of the final season of his five-year, $45 million contract by the Charlotte Bobcats in the middle of last season -- but the French forward underwent a career resurgence with the San Antonio Spurs.
And now he's getting paid.
Diaw will return to play with fellow Frenchman Tony Parker and the Spurs next season on a two-year, $9 million contract, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. In a rare move for a player of his stature, Diaw was also given a player option on his contract going forward.
Diaw has incentives that can push deal to $9.2M, and terms include a player option for the 2013-'14 season.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2012
The incentives are likely related to his weight as he blew up a bit last time he had considerable time off in the offseason, but this could end up being a bargain for San Antonio.
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