Friday , Oct , 20 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Suns, Diaw agree on five-year extension

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – The Phoenix Suns have reportedly rewarded
forward Boris Diaw with a five-year contract extension on Thursday.


Report: Suns, Diaw agree on five-year extension

According to the Arizona Republic, Diaw’s new contract will be worth $45
million.

Drafted in the first round of the 2003 draft by the Hawks, Diaw struggled in
his first two seasons with Atlanta, averaging 4.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3
assists.

However, Phoenix acquired Diaw, along with two first round picks, before last
season in exchange for Joe Johnson and the native of Cormeilles, France
flourished in the Suns’ spread offense, averaging 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds
and 6.2 assists en route to the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award.

The versatile Diaw played even better in the playoffs, averaging 18.7 points,
6.7 rebounds, and 5.2 assists as Phoenix lost to Dallas in six games in the
Western Conference finals.

PHO