5. Boris Diaw
Boris and his boobs had a fantastic week and managed to do a bit of everything despite returning to the bench for good. He averaged 7.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.3 blocks to go along with almost 56% shooting. The rebounds, assists, and blocks all rank third on the Spurs this week, which is very impressive for a bench player.
Diaw’s versatility is part of what allows the Spurs to mix and match with their lineups so well, and it really helps to spread minutes around. When playing with the bench, Pop can even run the offence through Diaw, which allows him to rest his starters more without losing too much on the offensive end.
Boris, like Kawhi, will probably spend some time guarding LeBron this upcoming week, so it is good to see him productive going in. His confidence will be high, which is critical when facing such a devastating and often demoralizing force.