He has not played in the NBA since 2011, but the Phoenix Suns have signed him up to a multi-million dollar multi-year deal to be a shooter off the bench. Weems made 36.8% of 300 three-point attempts over the last three seasons in the Euroleague.
The sauces say its true:
Sources: Sonny Weems and Phoenix Suns agree to 2-year deal worth $5.8 million— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 8, 2015
Sonny Weems was a nightmare for overseas rivals. Best small-forward outside the NBA. Phoenix bound.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 8, 2015
Like the Sonny Weems signing for PHX. Per 40 pace #s for CSKA last year (57 games, VTB/Euroleague): 20 PTS, 5.4 REB, 5.7 AST, 46 2P%, 40 3P%— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) July 8, 2015
For context: Weems was the highest paid player in Europe. Left around 3 mil/ a year on the table w/ CSKA Moscow. Was on contract through '17— Razorback Nation (@RazNation) July 8, 2015
Weems is an athletic 6'6" small forward who can shoot the rock. This is the Suns second signing (reported, Tyson Chandler) since the free agency period opened last week.
Our own BSotS bloggers have reacted already on twitter
Sonny Weems was always a great athlete. Looks like he learned how to shoot in Moscow. 39.6% on over 600 attempts last 3 years in Moscow.— Jacob Padilla (@JacobPadilla_) July 8, 2015
I'm preemptively angry about Sonny Weems getting minutes over Devin Booker and/or TJ Warren.— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) July 8, 2015
How did the Suns even remember that Sonny Weems existed? Did he show up at the facility and just ask for a contract?— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) July 8, 2015
What this likely means:
- Goodbye Gerald Green
- Goodbye Marcus Thornton
- Fewer minutes for either P.J. Tucker or T.J. Warren at SF
- Fewer minutes for Devin Booker at SG