Sonny Weems signed a two-year guaranteed contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel on Wednesday, international basketball reporter David Pick reports.
Weems spent the last four seasons overseas in Lithuania and Russia before inking a two-year deal with the Suns this past offseason. He lasted just 36 games with the Suns before getting waived and joining the 76ers in March, who later waived him after seven games. The 29-year-old finished with averages of 2.5 points (on 38.2% shooting), 1.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists over 11.6 minutes during his two stops, numbers that didn't exactly have many other NBA teams interested in taking a flier on him. His contract with Maccabi will likely include an out clause for him to return to the NBA if another club expresses interest in him, but it's very possible we've seen the last of Weems in the league.
Weems struggled in his stint with the 76ers, and was waived Sunday. The guard has played for a couple of different teams this season, starting with the Suns, and then landing with the 76ers. He's averaged 11 minutes per game in 2015-16, and averaged 2.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
Sonny Weems went scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) while committing one turnover in nine minutes during the Philadelphia 76ers ' 131-114 loss to the Nets on Tuesday.
Through two appearances with the 76ers, Weems has seen 17 total minutes. The team has a lot of point guards, but coach Brett Brown has shown a willingness to pair two of them together in the backcourt. Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan continue to start and T.J. McConnell and Kendall Marshall come off the bench, so heavy minutes might not be in the cards for Weems.
Sonny Weems was officially claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.
Weems made 36 appearances for Phoenix before getting waived Saturday. The 76ers aren't set at any position by any means, but Weems could struggle to find time in the rotation ahead of Isaiah Canaan, Nik Stauskas, and Hollis Thompson.
Weems, who was waived by the Suns on Saturday, could provide depth to the Sixers backcourt after the team previously sacrificed Jakarr Sampson's roster spot following a botched three-team trade at the deadline. In 36 appearances with the Suns this season, the 29-year-old averaged 2.5 points, 1.3 assists, and 1.1 rebounds in 12 minutes. If the 76ers go through with the addition of Weems to their roster, they intend to release Christian Wood, who's currently on a 10-day contract.
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