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Sonny Weems | Guard/Forward | #9

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 205
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (9) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Recent News

Sonny Weems is finalizing a two-year guaranteed deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The 76ers waived him last month to add another big man in Christian Wood to their roster. Weems' return to the NBA this season did not go well, so he'll likely have a tough time making it back into the league. He will turn 30 this summer. Apr 6 - 2:58 PM

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The 76ers have waived Sonny Weems in order to make room for Christian Wood on the roster.

Weems wasn't able to establish himself in the rotation in Philly, which tells you about all you need to know of his non-existent fantasy value. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 27 - 5:45 PM

Sonny Weems will not return to Saturday's game vs. Portland due to a right quad strain.

Weems gets minutes in the lower teens on a good day, so he can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 26 - 11:31 PM

Sonny Weems picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday.

Brett Brown said he finds Weems' athleticism "intriguing" and anything can happen with the Sixers' rotations, but Weems isn't worth stashing in typical formats. We'll let you know if he carves out a fantasy-relevant role.
Mar 9 - 10:54 PM

Brett Brown said that Sonny Weems will be in the rotation for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

"You'll see him play [Wednesday vs. Houston]," Brown said. "We won't bury him on the bench... I think his athleticism is intriguing. I think his defensive potential, kind of because of his athleticism, is intriguing." It'll be interesting to see what kind of role Weems can earn in Philly, but this is a wait-and-see situation in most leagues.
Mar 9 - 11:04 AM

Sonny Weems will be available to play against the Rockets on Wednesday, according to head coach Brett Brown.

Weems was claimed to help the Sixers hit the salary cap floor, but it looks like they'll give him a shot at earning a spot in the rotation. While Weems will get a shot to carve out a role with the Sixers, he can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 8 - 1:26 PM

The 76ers plan to give Sonny Weems a chance to earn playing time, according to a league source.

The 76ers claimed Weems in order to hit the salary cap floor, but will reportedly give him a look. Weems' contract is not guaranteed for next season, so the team wouldn't owe him any money if he's released now or after the season. Weems averaged 2.5 points, 1.3 assists, and 1.1 rebounds in 36 games with Phoenix this season and can be left on waivers in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.
Mar 8 - 9:21 AM

76ers claim G/F Sonny Weems.

it'll save them some money, but they are expected to take a look at Weems the rest of the way. He will have to earn his playing time after not going much with the Suns this year. He's basically been out of the rotation in Phoenix.
Mar 7 - 6:15 PM

The 76ers are planning to claim Sonny Weems.

He was waived on Saturday and should be claimed later today. Weems' acquisition doesn't really mean much and he'll still be the low man on the totem pole for wing minutes out of the gate.
Mar 7 - 3:30 PM

Suns waive G/F Sonny Weems.

He has fallen out of the rotation despite P.J. Tucker being the only other healthy small forward on the roster. The Suns are almost certainly going to add another small forward, so University of Arizona product Chase Budinger comes to mind here.WSeems has no fantasy value.
Mar 5 - 4:29 PM

Sonny Weems believes he can do "a lot more" than what he has shown this season.

"I think I can do a lot more," Weems said. "I think I’m a more complete player than most think I am. It’s still a long season. I still have got time to show the complete game that I have." Weems has scored a combined 22 points over his last two games and played more than 21 minutes in each game, but he could lose minutes with Jordan McRae in town. Owners in deeper leagues can just keep an eye on him for now.
Jan 29 - 10:49 AM

Sonny Weems played 21 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday with two points, one assist and two turnovers.

He might be in the rotation for over 20 minutes going forward because of how thin the Suns are. Weems still has very little per-minute appeal in almost any league.
Jan 22 - 1:41 AM

Sonny Weems suffered a cut above his right eye on Thursday.

He looked to be fine besides the blood and shouldn't miss time going forward. Weems was the fourth guard on the roster before tonight, but Archie Goodwin leapfrogged him for the time being after the injury to Ronnie Price (concussion). You would have to be in an insanely deep league to add him.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 01:15:00 AM

Sonny Weems handed out eight assists in 28 minutes off the bench on Friday, and also chipped in with five points on 1-of-5 shooting.

Weems played on the ball a lot tonight with Brandon Knight logging just 18 minutes and Eric Bledsoe (stomach virus) taking the night off. Even in the deepest leagues, we're not sure that he's on the radar without a major, unlikely surge.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 12:41:00 AM

The Suns signed Sonny Weems to a two-year deal worth $5.8 million

He was in Russia last year and wanted to get back into the NBA. Weems is 27 years old and hasn't been in the league since 2010-11, averaging just 9.2 points and 2.6 boards in 23.9 minutes per game during that season. He'll need to play very well to get in the rotation.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 03:55:00 PM

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