One of the many NBA players who have barely been mentioned in trade talk is PF/SF Boris Diaw of the Charlotte Bobcats.
He is a player who is well respected for his defense and ability to stretch the court and has a $9 million contract that expires next year, which is just as meaningful to a team than he might be.
Not too many teams have room for him on their roster, but I have come up with five teams that could possibly use his talents and contract.
I had the help from ESPN's Trade Machine to find trades that would work financially.
The Golden State Warriors have shown this year that they are growing from a run and gun team, to a team that still shoots the heck out of the ball, but is starting to learn some defense at the same time.
In Diaw you have a power forward/small forward who can play tight defense on almost anyone, and can bring that shooter's mentality to the court also.
He would be an ideal fit for this up-and-coming team.
The Bobcats would send PF Boris Diaw to the Warriors for SG Charlie Bell and PF Brandan Wright.
The Clippers are a very young team.
They need someone to come in with some veteran experience to maybe help the team and some of its young players out.
Diaw would be a perfect fit because he has seven years of experience and has that tenacity only seen in a few players on the Clippers.
He also brings a body that could provide relief for Blake Griffin.
The Bobcats would send PF Boris Diaw to the Clippers for SG Willie Warren, SG/SF Rasual Butler and PF Craig Smith.
Could the Knicks finally find someone to take on the expiring contract of C Eddy Curry?
The Bobcats could certainly use that contract to sign or re-sign some people.
The Knicks have almost no legit power forward coming off the bench to replace Amar'e Stoudemire, so adding Diaw could definitely help.
He would also thrive in the shoot-first offense of Mike D'Antoni, and could bring some defense.
The Bobcats would send PF Boris Diaw to the New York Knicks for C Eddy Curry.
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The Boston Celtics have been hit with the injury bug lately, and they need some depth at small forward.
Luckily, Diaw can play both the 3 and 4 position.
The Celtics are one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA, and they could use Diaw's ability to grab rebounds on both sides of the court.
He could also bring a slight scoring punch off the bench being the backup for Paul Pierce. He has a career field goal percentage of roughly 50 percent and a respectable percentage from deep, 34 percent.
The Bobcats would send PF Boris Diaw to the Celtics for SG Avery Bradley, C Jermaine O' Neal and SG/SF Marquis Daniels.
The Magic have a quality power forward in Brandon Bass, but they need another big man that can play defense and grab rebounds to help Dwight Howard out down low.
Diaw could help the Magic in those categories and more. He would also bring a nice scoring punch for a bench that, at crucial times this year, has failed to deliver.
He has enough range to hit the three, so he would fit in Stan Van Gundy's system.
It might have less "star power" than the Magic's earlier trades, but it could be just as crucial.
The Bobcats send PF Boris Diaw to the Magic for SG Quentin Richardson, PF Daniel Orton and PG Chris Duhon.