Bobcats forward Boris Diaw was deactivated prior to Wednesday's game against the Jazz, and according to Rick Bonnell from the Charlotte Observer, it sounds like Diaw is likely done in Charlotte. Bobcats coach Paul Silas spoke about Diaw's deactivation before tonight's game:
"I think if he had played all out, the way he should have, it would have been a much, much better club,” Silas said.
Bonnell said that based on Silas' direct tone, he can't imagine Diaw will play again for the Bobcats. Diaw's agent contacted the organization about a buyout, but Bonnell said they indicated they will only consider that after the trade deadline. Diaw didn't get on the floor last night against the Magic.
More from Silas: “I like a player who is really committed to not only the team but to himself and then doing the best he can as a player. Some of the things that would go on, like not shooting the ball (and) passing all of the time… I needed hoops and he could put the ball in the hoop. When that wouldn’t happen it was very disturbing."
It sure sounds like Diaw has been abusing his position as a relatively talented player on a team that does not have many like him. That doesn't sound like the best strategy if he expects a different team to take a chance on him in the coming weeks. Silas was asked if Diaw will play against for Charlotte:
“We just have to wait and see.’’