Phoenix Suns Let Contract Expire For Young Point Guard

His first 10-day contract was a rousing success. His second one... not so much. And with that, it appears that Saben Lee's days as a Phoenix Sun might have set. 

Teams can only sign players to two 10-days, after which time they must either sign them for the rest of the season, or let them go back into free agency.

The 23-year-old dynamic point guard scored in double digits three straight games during his first stint with the Suns, filling in mainly for the absence of Chris Paul. In his first four games with Phoenix, Lee averaged 11.3 points, 3.8 assists, and shot 52% FG and a sizzling 43% on threes.

But with CP3's return over the last five games, Lee's minutes dropped off dramatically, as did his production, naturally. His minutes dropped from about 25 minutes in his first five games, to less than 11 minutes in his last five. 

If the Suns don't find a roster spot to re-sign him for the rest of the season, Lee's most likely scenario is to try to hook up on another 10-day with another team in need around the league, or possibly return to the G League, where he'd been playing with the Raptors 905 earlier this year, and putting up 21.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals through seven games. He was named to the All-G League Second Team last season.

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