Jun 18, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Boris Diaw (33) hoists the trophy for the fans during the NBA championship parade at San Antonio River Walk. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Trail Blazers Rumors: Boris Diaw drawing interest from Portland


The San Antonio Spurs are NBA champions but like all title teams that came before them they must now fend off the greatest threat to a contending tea — NBA free agency.

The market is officially open in the NBA and the Spurs are just one of a slew of teams with big names on the line when it comes to who might stay and who might go. Boris Diaw is one of those players for the Spurs as there’s a chance the team might lose him to another contender who feels like paying him more money for his services.

One of those teams are the Portland Trial Blazers, who are reportedly interested in seeing if they might be able to sign him.

The market will for the most part be controlled by LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony but guys like Diaw could come off the market sooner thanks to their ability to be role players on title contending teams like the Blazers or Spurs are.

That’s not to say he won’t wait to sign or won’t balk at all offers that don’t come out of San Antonio but Diaw has suitors on the open market and while right now it seems to be just Portland, we can expect that list to grow as teams begin to find out where the marketplace is going this summer.

Tags: NBA Free Agency Portland Trail Blazers

  • Draftdog

    Signing Diaw would likely take all the exemption. The Blazers would have to have supreme confidence McCollum and Barton can handle the guard bench duties. Seems doubtful to me, but it would be really nice if it worked. We would likely see Nick at the 2 guard more, but McCollum the only option at point looks weak.