The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Larry Sanders on Wednesday, drawing a line under the team's attempts to resurrect the center's career.
Sanders, 28, joined the injury-hit Cavs last month following a two-year exile from the NBA.
The former Bucks star had not played since 2015, when he left the sport following multiple positive tests for marijuana.
He was later treated for depression, anxiety and mood disorders.
In his brief stint with the Cavaliers, Sanders recorded four points, four rebounds and one block in 13 minutes of action.
According to reports, the Cavaliers are now targeting 7ft 3in (2.2m) center Edy Tavares from the NBA Development League to bolster their roster ahead of the playoffs.
The Cavs also plan to sign veteran Dahntay Jones, who has not played a game this season. The 36-year-old was waived by Cleveland in October.