February 11, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats forward Boris Diaw (32) talks with Los Angeles Clippers forward Reggie Evans (30) and forward Ryan Gomes (15) after they had an altercation with center Byron Mullens (22) during the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Clippers win 111-86. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

Breaking: Boris Diaw signs with Spurs

The Spurs are quietly building a nice roster. Adrian Wojnarowski reports the news Spurs have signed former Charlotte Bobcat Boris Diaw. The move isn’t surprising but adding Diaw is a positive step towards building a cohesive unit.

Diaw will be expected to give DeJuan Blair, Matt Bonner, Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter some burn during the season. The timing of this move is favorable considering the most dense part of the Spurs schedule is on the horizon (six games in eight days).

In 37 games with Charlotte, Diaw averaged 7.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 41 percent shooting. His rapport with Tony Parker and his shot creating ability will be a nice addition to the Spurs roster. When Diaw is with a dysfunctional franchise, he is notorious among the league for packing on pounds (he’s at 235 currently) and looking largely disinterested and turnover prone. Given the depth on the Spurs and the continuity of the organization, maybe Diaw will stay in shape and fill a beneficial niche for the club.

The Spurs are also working out the kinks on a work visa for Australian point guard Patrick Mills.

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