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Old 07-08-2011, 05:28 AM   #1
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Default Raptors guard Sonny Weems signs in Lithuania

He's signed a deal with the champions of the Lithuanian league

"Zalgiris Kaunas added some athleticism on the wings with the signing of Sonny Weems to a one-year deal."

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=7961

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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hopefully he does ok over there
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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he will be a role player at best in Euroleague with his limited shooting ability and questionable basketball IQ
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:12 PM   #4
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Damn I just love Sonny Weems. I remember his rookie year I kept saying he deserved minutes but he didn't get them til he got traded to Milwaukee (and then to Toronto). I remember him getting in garbage minutes late in one game and Anthony Carter threw him an alley oop and he missed the dunk but it was absolutely amazing.

He'll probably only play a year or 2 overseas. I think he just did this because he's been playing for 2nd round rookie contract scale for his career, so he really wanted to get some money.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:01 PM   #5
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Euroleague MVP easily
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:21 PM   #6
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Very odd decision.

He was well on his way carving out a nice spot for himself in the NBA, albeit on the terrible Raps. I also agree he doesn't have a very suitable skillset for FIBA ball.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:49 PM   #7
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well shit no opt-out clause to return to the NBA if the lockout ends. StroShow can kiss another favorite player good bye to the NBA.
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:51 PM   #8
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Good decision. With James Johnson in the roster, he would ride the Raptors' bench for the whole season if he stayed.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:26 PM   #9
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His game doesn't translate well to FIBA ball.
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:36 PM   #10
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There goes the Raptors shot at a championship..
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:02 PM   #11
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Back to back titles in Lithuania coming up.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:25 PM   #12
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There goes the Raptors shot at a championship..
I thought there were white texts somewhere.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:33 PM   #13
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:15 PM   #14
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:58 PM   #15
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Damn. I really liked him...
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