Before Eric Bledsoe even played a single game for the Portland Trail Blazers, he’s already gone.

The team has decided to waive the point guard ahead of his $19.3 million guaranteed date which is quickly approaching. Via Shams:

Eric Bledsoe came over to the Blazers in the Norman Powell/Robert Covington trade at the deadline in March with the Los Angeles Clippers and was shut down by Portland due to an Achilles injury. The franchise was in rebuild mode at the time anyway, therefore it made no sense for the 13-year veteran to play.

In 59 games last season for the Clippers, he averaged 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists in just over 25 minutes per night. As Shams noted, there will be no shortage of interest in Bledsoe. He’s a capable starter in any backcourt and can even come off the bench as a solid second unit piece.

The Blazers clearly believe in the Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons combo and they’ve also managed to bring in some intriguing additions to help their case, including Jerami Grant, Gary Payton II, and lottery pick Shaedon Sharpe, who has the potential to turn into a star.

Eric Bledsoe has now played for five different teams in his NBA career since coming into the league in 2010 out of Kentucky. He started with the Clippers before a long stint in Phoenix, eventually moving onto the Milwaukee Bucks where he served as their starting PG before the Jrue Holiday trade. He also spent a year with the New Orleans Pelicans.

It will be interesting to see where he ends up this summer.