Diaw is a fantastic locker room presence and he does bring some expresso to the locker room, but his on-court contributions figure to drop again at age 35.
The French forward had a guarantee coming up and the team waived him before the Saturday deadline.
It is possible Utah tries to find a trading partner that would be interested in Diaw's expiring contract. He'll likely sign head to a contender on a minimum deal. In 73 appearances, the 35-year-old forward averaged 4.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 17.6 minutes per game.
He could be a great piece for the Rockets off the bench, but if he isn’t, then D’Antoni does not have to give him minutes.A look at the 2017 NBA free-agent market: Signed: Arron Afflalo (Magic), James Anderson (Russia), Luke Babbitt (Hawks), Ron Baker (Knicks), Brandon Bass (China), Aron Baynes (Celtics), Michael Beasley (Knicks), Tarik Black (Rockets), Bojan Bogdanovic (Pacers), Bobby Brown (Rockets), Reggie Bullock (Pistons), Jose Calderon (Cavaliers), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Lakers), Vince Carter (Kings), Michael Carter-Williams (Hornets), Omri Casspi (Warriors), Mario Chalmers (Grizzlies), Rakeem Christmas (Turkey), Ian Clark (Pelicans), Norris Cole (Israel), Darren Collison (Pacers), Nick Collison (Thunder), Quinn Cook (Hawks), Jamal Crawford (Timberwolves), Stephen Curry... A year ago, the Heat played their 72nd game with a starting lineup that featured Henry Walker and Udonis Haslem, with Michael Beasley as the... MIAMI – Spurs coach Gregg Popovich substituted Boris Diaw for Tim Duncan twice in the final 28.2 seconds of regulation of the 103-100 overtime loss to the Heat in Game 6 Tuesday night.A look at the 2017 NBA free-agent market: Signed: Arron Afflalo (Magic), James Anderson (Russia), Luke Babbitt (Hawks), Ron Baker (Knicks), Brandon Bass (China), Aron Baynes (Celtics), Michael Beasley (Knicks), Tarik Black (Rockets), Bojan Bogdanovic... Q: Are the Heat in danger of the bottom falling out? All it added up to was the Miami Heat's fourth loss in five games this season at American Airlines Arena. Observations from Wednesday night's 112-88 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center: -- About the only question now with Kawhi Leonard is where you put him on your MVP ballot. With Duncan, who grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds, on the bench, the... Who has signed, who is still available, who has become available: Best of who is left: Kenyon Martin, Josh Howard, Derek Fisher, Chris Andersen, Mickael Pietrus, Mehmet Okur (retired), Maurice Evans, Ryan Gomes,...While conditioning can be an issue, he’s more nimble than he gets credit for and plays solid defense because of it.Diaw is slated to make a very reasonable million this season, with a team option for .5 million next season — that also will draw the interest of a lot of teams.