The Charlotte Observer reports that Diaw (and his expiring contract) is on the trading block, but the team isn't willing to "take back a bad contract to make a deal."
Since his arrival, the 29-year-old had started 235 straight games for the Bobcats before coming off the bench for Monday's 102-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Coach Paul Silas is becoming increasingly frustrated with Diaw, the paper reports. "As Charles Barkley said on national television recently, Diaw is a nice guy but a relatively passionless player," the Observer notes. "As Barkley put it, he [Barkley] always went out to kick someone's butt, and Diaw isn't of that nature."
The 6-8 native of France is averaging 8.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.6 assist per game.
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