This is not new: the career of an NBA player can very quickly turn, in one direction or the other.
Saben Lee is one more example. Pushed out of Detroit to make room for Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey, the point guard was traded less than three weeks ago, heading to Salt Lake City with Kelly Olynyk while Bojan Bogdanovic was going the other way.
One could think that the leader would have his chance in a workforce where the roles have yet to be defined. It has not happened ! After three short minutes disputed in preseason, the player will simply be muted and thus become eligible to join another roster.
Utah will still have to decide on the spot since the franchise still has 17 players under guaranteed contract.