An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
Spurs agree with Diaw, Green
The Spurs have reportedly agreed to bring back a pair of key players from their bench on multi-year deals.
Sam Amick of SI.com reported that 25-year-old Danny Green agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with San Antonio last night. Boris Diaw is also slated to return according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the veteran agreeing on a reported two-year, $9.2 million deal.
Green, a North Babylon native who attended St. Mary's in Manhasset, broke out for the Spurs in the 2011-12 season. After playing just 28 games in his first two NBA seasons, Green appeared in all 66 games for San Antonio, starting 38. He averaged 9.1 points per game on 44.2 percent shooting, including 43.6 percent from three. Green struggled in the postseason, though, averaging 7.4 points on 41.8 percent from the floor, and 34.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Diaw arrived in San Antonio in late March, two days after he was waived by the Bobcats. The nine-year veteran averaged 4.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game for San Antonio, fewest minutes since his second year. With Green struggling, though, Diaw's playing time increased in the postseason, and he averaged 6.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game.
San Antonio went 50-16 during the 2011-12 season, tied for the best record in the NBA. After winning their first 10 games of the postseason, though, the Spurs dropped four straight to the Thunder and were eliminated from the playoffs.