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Boris Diaw Has Incentive in Contract for Staying in Shape

By Jay Desai

Boris Diaw apparently has an incentive in his contract for staying in shape with the San Antonio Spurs according to ESPN’s Amin Elhassan (CBS Sports has story for free here).

Diaw was frequently  the subject of jokes because of his weight issues before his time with the San Antonio Spurs. Since coming to San Antonio, Boris Diaw has improved his image significantly.

Even with the work Diaw has put into restoring his image, the Spurs are still being careful with the French big man by offering a weight incentive in his contract.

The workings of Boris Diaw’s incentive for staying in shape can be seen below from CBS Sports:

Diaw’s deal features $500,000 in annual performance bonuses in the form of a weight clause. Each season, he gets:

• $150,000 for weighing less than or equal to 254 pounds on Oct. 25• $150,000 for weighing less than or equal to 254 pounds on the first Tuesday after the All-Star Game• $200,000 for weighing less than or equal to 254 pounds on April 1

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Boris Diaw has been doing a good job of maintaining his weight recently, even with the Spurs allowing him to skip the beginning of training camp, evident by his witty Instagram response to jokes made by Gregg Popovich about Diaw on Spurs media day.

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