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Boris Babacar Diaw-Riffiod, better known as Boris Diaw (born April 16, 1982 in Cormeilles, France), is a French professional basketball player for the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. After being traded in a multi-player deal with his former team, the Phoenix Suns on December 10, 2008, he made his debut with the Bobcats on Saturday, December 13. Diaw is 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) and 235 lbs (106.6 kg). He played for Pau Orthez, France's top league team, before joining the NBA. His NBA career averages are 8.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.

At the end of the 2005–06 NBA season, Diaw was awarded the Most Improved Player trophy by garnering 80 first-place votes in balloting by 124 sports writers and sportscasters. He received 489 overall points.

In 2000, he won the European Junior Championship with the French National Team. He won a slam dunk contest in France when he was selected to play in the France Pro-A league's All-Star game in 2002. He was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round, twenty-first overall in the 2003 NBA Draft where he played for two seasons before being traded in the offseason of 2005 with two future first round picks to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Joe Johnson. He had won the bronze medal at the European Championship with the French National Team in 2005.

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