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Sonny Weems
SG/SF - 6'6, 203lbs - 37 years old - 4 years of NBA experience
Free agent - Signed with Guangdong
  • Birthdate: 07/08/1986
  • Drafted (NBA): 39th pick, 2008
  • Pre-draft team: Arkansas
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Roger Montgomery (Roc Nation Sports
2008 NBA DraftNBADrafted 39th overall by Chicago.
2008 NBA DraftNBAAs a part of a three team deal, draft rights traded by Chicago to Denver, along with New York's 2009 second round pick (#38, Jon Brockman) and a 2010 second round pick (#44, Jerome Jordan) to Portland, in exchange for the draft rights to Omer Asik (#36) from Portland.
15th September, 2008NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year minimum salary contract with Denver.
10th December, 2008D-LeagueAssigned by Denver to Colorado 14ers of the D-League.
6th January, 2009D-LeagueRecalled by Denver from Colorado 14ers of the D-League.
6th March, 2009D-LeagueAssigned by Denver to Colorado 14ers of the D-League.
31st March, 2009D-LeagueRecalled by Denver from Colorado 14ers of the D-League.
11th April, 2009D-LeagueAssigned by Denver to Colorado 14ers of the D-League.
26th April, 2009D-LeagueRecalled by Denver from Colorado 14ers of the D-League.
31st July, 2009NBATraded by Denver, along with Walter Sharpe and cash, to Milwaukee in exchange for Malik Allen.
18th August, 2009NBATraded by Milwaukee, along with Amir Johnson, to Toronto in exchange for Carlos Delfino and Roko Ukic.
8th July, 2011LithuaniaSigned a one year contract with Zalgiris Kaunas.
4th April, 2012LithuaniaReleased by Zalgiris Kaunas.
30th July, 2012RussiaSigned a three year contract with CSKA Moscow.
16th July, 2015NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $5,754,630 contract with Phoenix.
5th March, 2016NBAWaived by Phoenix.
7th March, 2016NBAClaimed off waivers by Philadelphia.
27th March, 2016NBAWaived by Philadelphia.
15th June, 2016IsraelSigned a two year contract with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
1st February, 2017IsraelReleased by Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
12th July, 2017ChinaSigned a one year contract with Zhejiang Guangsha Lions.
Career Moves
2005 - 2006Arkansas Fort-Smith (Junior College)
2006 - 2008Arkansas (NCAA)
June 2008 - July 2009Denver Nuggets (NBA)
July 2009 - August 2009Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
August 2009 - June 2011Toronto Raptors (NBA)
July 2011 - April 2012Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
July 2012 - June 2015CSKA Moscow (Russia)
July 2015 - March 2016Phoenix Suns (NBA)
March 2016Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
June 2016 - February 2017Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
July 2017 - presentZhejiang Lions (China)
Articles about Sonny Weems

January 10, 2011

In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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October 6, 2010

[...] (Sonny Weems also has an unguaranteed contract, but he will make the team regardless.)

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August 21, 2010

- Kyle Weaver * - As expected, Oklahoma City waived Weaver at the end of July to save on his contract. It was then announced by American media that Weaver had signed with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, only to be shot down by Israeli media, who said the signing had not gone down. (Normally, it's the other way around.) Weaver declined Maccabi's offer in favour of finding a good training camp gig, and he should get one.

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July 11, 2010

Sonny Weems

Weems started as a throw-in in the Carlos Delfino/Amir Johnson trade last eyar, and went on to be a key contributor. He became a key offensive contributor for the Raptors, and a rare bright spot on a dark dark season. On the season, Weems scored 7.5 points per game on .515% FG; however, he also became the least efficient 52% shooter you ever did see. Weems made only two three pointers all season, and took less foul shots (64) than games played (69). His field goal percentage of .515% was damn near identical to his eFG of .517%, and that's something that is basically impossible to do. Not even Malik Allen (.397 to .401) was quite that bad.

So even with his decent season, he's still projecting to be a lifelong backup.

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