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 has been waived by the 76ers, the team's Director of Public Relations, Michael Preston reports.
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.
Weems went scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) while committing one turnover in nine minutes during the 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.
Weems was officially claimed off waivers by the 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 is expected to be claimed off waivers by the 76ers, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
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.
Weems was waved by the Suns Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Weems had not played in more than three minutes in any of the previous six games for the Suns, which makes this move not all that surprising. Weems averaged 2.5 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.3 steals, and 0.4 threes in 12 minutes per game this season. It is currently unclear where he will end up following this move, as well as who the Suns will choose to replace him on the roster.
Weems has averaged 0.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.3 steals in 14 minutes per game in his last four games.
Weems was a DNP coach's decision in the Suns last game before heading into the All-Star break. He'll compete with Archie Goodwin for major minutes off the bench in the second half of the season.
Weems scored a season-high 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), two rebounds, and one assist across 23 minutes in Tuesday's 113-103 loss to the 76ers.
Injuries to Brandon Knight (groin), Eric Bledsoe (knee), and Ronnie Price (toe) have forced Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker into starting roles, leaving Weems as one of the few backcourt options left available on the bench. He'll likely continue to hold down a rotation spot for the foreseeable future, though don't expect him to crack double digits in the points column with much regularity.
Weems went for two points (1-2 FG), three assists, and one steal in 16 minutes during the Suns' 117-87 loss to the Timberwolves on Sunday.
Weems has now seen 40 minutes combined over the past two games. He had his best showing of the season on Friday versus the Celtics, posting 10 points, six boards, five assists, and two steals in 24 minutes. However, Weems is averaging less than 10 minutes per game, and he remains a non-factor in fantasy until he starts seeing more meaningful minutes on a regular basis.
Weems saw six minutes in Wednesday's 128-103 loss to the Warriors, finishing with no points and one assist.
Weems has played in both of the Suns' last two games, but more often than not, he's been left out of coach Jeff Hornacek's rotation. Prior to his two latest appearances, Weems hadn't seen the court since Nov. 27.
Weems has not played (coach's decision) in each of the team's past two games.
Weems was already playing limited minutes for the Suns, playing under 10 minutes per game in November, but he has now been surpassed by Archie Goodwin. And given Phoenix's backcourt depth, neither is a legitimate fantasy option.
Weems was held scoreless on 0-for-2 shooting over eight minutes in Monday's loss to the Clippers.
Back in the league for the first time in five years, Weems has surprisingly been able to surpass youngsters Devin Booker and Archie Goodwin for back-end minutes in coach Jeff Horacek's rotation. The 29-year-old doesn't have a ton of upside at this point, but he could see his role grow if Brandon Knight or Eric Bledsoe ever go down to an injury.