Weber will be waived by the Rockets on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Weber has seen action in 13 games with the Rockets while playing on a two-way deal, averaging 2.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 9.1 minutes. However, with the max amount of days he could potentially stay activated with the big club slowly creeping closer, Weber will be waived and then replaced by Markel Brown. If Weber can't find any interest elsewhere in the NBA right away, look for him to remain in the G-League with the hope of earning a call up later this season.
Weber finished with two points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists across 16 minutes in Wednesday's 116-98 win over the Magic. With James Harden (hamstring) expected to miss anywhere from 2-to-6 weeks due to the injury he suffered on New Year's Eve, Weber looks like he'll be one of several players to benefit from increased minutes. The 25-year-old acted as the primary backup to starting point guard Chris Paul on Wednesday, with third-string option Bobby Brown logging a lone minute in garbage time. A 39.8 percent career shooter, Weber doesn't offer much upside on the offensive end, but his on-ball defense could be enough to keep him ahead of Brown in the rotation.
Weber was called up from the G-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Weber's presence may be needed Wednesday against the Nuggets, as Eric Gordon (calf) and Ryan Anderson (illness) are unavailable. That said, he has yet to play in an NBA game this season.
The Rockets agreed to terms with Weber on a two-way contract Monday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Regarded as a top-flight defensive point guard, Weber has attracted interest from a number of NBA teams since turning pro in 2015. Weber's poor shooting will likely prevent him from ever emerging as an NBA-caliber starting option, but he'll at least give the Rockets another depth option at point guard with Chris Paul (knee) potentially out for up to a month. Weber is expected to be assigned to the Rockets' G League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, to begin his tenure with the organization.
Weber agreed to terms on a partially-guaranteed contract with the Lakers on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. Weber spent the majority of the 2016-17 campaign backing up starting Hornets point guard Kemba Walker after reserve guard Ramon Sessions went down with a knee injury. In 13 appearances with Charlotte, Weber posted 3.8 points, 1.7 boards and 1.2 assists across 12.2 minutes per game. The exact details of the contract haven't been released, though it seems safe to assume that the deal is largely a training camp invite and could end up with Weber joining the Lakers' G-League affiliate if he can't make the NBA squad.
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