Boris Diaw has asked the Bobcats to buyout his contract.

"Boris and I had a meeting prior to the All-Star break, maybe Wednesday before. We talked about quite a few things,'' Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins said. "The issue with the buyout, it was raised on their side, from Doug. We haven't gone down that road any further.''

Higgins said the Bobcats will not consider buying out Diaw’s contract until after the March 15 trade deadline.

"No question,'' Higgins confirmed. "Those conversations, if they happen, would happen after the deadline.''