SAN ANTONIO TRADES BORIS DIAW TO UTAH
SPURS ACQUIRE RIGHTS TO OLIVIER HANLAN FROM JAZZ FOR DIAW & FUTURE 2ND ROUND DRAFT PICK
SAN ANTONIO (July 8, 2016) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have traded forward Boris Diaw and a future second round draft pick to the Utah Jazz in exchange for the rights to guard Olivier Hanlan.
Diaw spent the last four-plus seasons in San Antonio, where he helped the Spurs capture the 2014 NBA Championship by averaging 6.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists in The Finals. The 13-year veteran first joined the Spurs on March 23, 2012 and played a total of 331 regular season games with the Silver and Black, averaging 7.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 22.5 minutes while shooting .508 (1,014-1,995) and .743 (248-334) from the free throw line. Diaw also appeared in 69 postseason contests with the Spurs, averaging 7.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 22.9 minutes.
Hanlan, 6-4/190, was selected by Utah in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft and spent last season with BC Zalgiris in Kaunas, Lithuania. The Canada native averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 20.7 minutes over 38 games, helping Zalgiris win the Lithuanian Basketball League title. Hanlan played three years (2012-15) at Boston College, where he averaged 17.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 36.0 minutes. The 2013 ACC Freshman of the Year, Hanlan was named to the All-ACC First Team in 2014-15.