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Report: Spurs looking to trade Boris Diaw to clear cap space to sign Pau Gasol

Boris Diaw’s slow motion, high-IQ game with gifted passing has been a perfect fit with the Spurs system — really, systems (plural) — over the past few years. Plus, in what can be a button-down organization, he was the guy with an espresso machine in his locker and who always gave honest answers.

Welcome to the realities of the new NBA — Diaw may be on the move so the Spurs can sign Pau Gasol. From Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

Diaw’s game would fit well on a number of teams around the league. He’s a kind of point forward — he can’t run the point but he has a lot of those skills, shot 36 percent from three last season, and is one of the best passing bigs in the league. While conditioning can be an issue, he’s more nimble than he gets credit for and plays solid defense because of it.

Diaw is slated to make a very reasonable $7 million this season, with a team option for $7.5 million next season — that also will draw the interest of a lot of teams. The Spurs shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a team to take him on.