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Boris Diaw

Boris Diaw
NameBoris Diaw
PositionPower forward / Center
Height Ft6
Height In8
Weight Lb235
TeamJSA Bordeaux Basket
Birth DateApril 16, 1982(age 35)
Birth PlaceCormeilles-en-Parisis, France
Draft Year2003
Draft Round1
Draft Pick21
Draft TeamAtlanta Hawks
Career Start2001
Years12001 2003
Team1Pau-Orthez (France)
Years22003 2005
Team2Atlanta Hawks
Years32005 2008
Team3Phoenix Suns
Years42008 present
Team4Charlotte Bobcats
Team5JSA Bordeaux
Highlights * NBA Most Improved Player (2006)

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Boris Babacar Diaw-Riffiod, better known as Boris Diaw (born April 16, 1982, in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d'Oise), is a French professional basketball player for JSA Bordeaux in France. He has also played in the National Basketball Association for the Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns, and Charlotte Bobcats. Diaw is still under contract with the Bobcats, but is playing overseas because of the 2011 NBA lockout. He is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) and 235 lbs (106.6 kg). He played for Pau Orthez, France's top league team, before joining the NBA.

At the end of the 2005 06 NBA season, Diaw was awarded the Most Improved Player trophy by garnering 80 first-place votes in balloting by 124 sports writers and sportscasters. He received 489 overall points.

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