Preseason provides teams with the opportunity to get an extended look at players who wouldn't normally see much of the floor. Sometimes, though, the teams don't always like what they see.
Lackluster preseason performances routinely open up a few jobs for NBA veterans who are out of work. While it makes sense for a team to try and find a young diamond in the rough at first, filling out the end of a 14- or 15-man roster with experienced players who know the demands of a full season makes sense.
A handful of former contributors are still available in free agency, and they'll be waiting for their phones to ring before the October 28 roster deadline.