I agree, no point in giving up an expiring if we're not going to get a pick out of it, especially at $9M.
I'm also in the camp that Diaw should spend the rest of the season wearing his best French couture on the sidelines. He almost seems insulted that Silas even puts him in the game, with his straight up refusal to even try to score - "ahhh, aye dun like to shoot ze ball, onlee ze passez." (or however you do a french impersonation in type). If he didn't try to help us this year, why would we help him with a buyout. If he wants to join a contender, then he's more than welcome to at the start of next season.