• Shabazz Muhammad may get his wish to play in the NBA once more
  • His potential landing spot could either be in Dallas or Sacramento
  • Muhammad is seen as more than a player coming off the bench

The Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings continue to scour the free-agent market for players who could fill up their bench.

Although there are a lot of players who can be considered, the two teams are allegedly looking at players who have been making noise in their way.

According to Dana O'Neil of The Athletic, one of them is Shabazz Muhammad--the 14th overall pick of the Utah Jazz in 2013.

He was initially projected as a top-three pick, but his stock somehow dipped.

Muhammad never got to play for the Jazz since he was immediately shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves in August 2013.

It took him a while to play his first NBA game, something that happened on February 8, 2014.

He got his chance because the T-Wolves were without three players due to injuries. But from there, the basketball career of the 6-foot-6 swingman ended up being rocky.

He made another stop, joining the Milwaukee Bucks in 2018. However, he was waived in the preseason after playing only two exhibition games.

With no luck in the NBA, Muhammad took his act to the Chinese Basketball Association, where he had stints with the Shanxi Brave Dragons (2018-2019) and then the Shenzhen Aviators (2019).

Last year, he initially agreed to a deal with the Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). However, he pulled out due to a family emergency.

Not long after, he tried his luck again in the NBA, signing with the Grand Rapids Gold in the G-League.

In February of this year, the California native got his chance to try the PBA, joining powerhouse team San Miguel Beermen.

He replaced Orlando Johnson but was unable to lead the Beermen to the PBA PBA Governors' Cup title.

Regardless, among his highlights include a 57-point explosion to lead San Miguel to a 115-110 win, ironically against the same team that he reportedly initially signed with.

At his age, he could get another chance to potentially make the NBA again.

The Kings and Mavericks may be looking to add something more than having a player come off the bench–a voice in the locker room.

Muhammad has been working out and keeping his body right, per the same report from The Athletic.

But aside from that, his experience could be what NBA teams would like to benefit from, and this is assuming that Muhammad successfully returns to the NBA.

 Shabazz Muhammad #15 of the Minnesota Timberwolves
Shabazz Muhammad #15 of the Minnesota Timberwolves Getty Images | Hannah Foslien