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    Default Qualifying Offer Extended To Weems

    Let the polarizing opinions begin

    Edit: I mean a qualifying offer was extended, my bad. Mods to the rescue.

    The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent guard-forward Sonny Weems. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

    In accordance with the league’s collective bargaining agreement, in order for a team to retain its rights of first refusal with respect to a restricted free agent it must tender the player a qualifying offer prior to June 30. A restricted free agent may sign an offer sheet with any team, but is subject to a right of first refusal in favour of the NBA team for which the player last played.
    http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/2011...ng-offer-weems
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    Does Sonny even have a team option? I thought he did not:

    http://hoopshype.com/salaries/toronto.htm

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Does Sonny even have a team option? I thought he did not:

    http://hoopshype.com/salaries/toronto.htm
    I'm just taking a wild guess here, and my info is based on NBA 2K 11, but I don't think team and qualifying options are the same thing.

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    Quote matt wrote: View Post
    I'm just taking a wild guess here, and my info is based on NBA 2K 11, but I don't think team and qualifying options are the same thing.
    When I posted they were calling it an option. I questioned that in my post. Options and qualifying offers are not the same thing. There was no mention of a qualifying offer at that point.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    Does Sonny even have a team option? I thought he did not:

    http://hoopshype.com/salaries/toronto.htm
    This site posts more accurate salaries and updates more often than Hoopshype. Ryen Rusillio told me so.

    http://www.shamsports.com/content/pa...ries/index.jsp

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    Oh, Apollo.
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    As per Raptors.com:

    The Toronto Raptors announced Monday they have extended a qualifying offer to restricted free agent guard-forward Sonny Weems. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

    In accordance with the league’s collective bargaining agreement, in order for a team to retain its rights of first refusal with respect to a restricted free agent it must tender the player a qualifying offer prior to June 30. A restricted free agent may sign an offer sheet with any team, but is subject to a right of first refusal in favour of the NBA team for which the player last played.
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    As a bench 2, learning his place and role on the team: sure; as a starter, a 3, or a high minute player: no.

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    Quote Maleko wrote: View Post
    As a bench 2, learning his place and role on the team: sure; as a starter, a 3, or a high minute player: no.
    Considering he's smaller than DeMar I really hope you're right. I saw some stats here a while back that really emphasized how out of his element he is at the 3 compared to his fairly decent play at the 2.

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    This is likely just a technicality, to give the Raps options:

    - now if a team is interested in signing him, there is potential to make it a S&T, where the Raps might get a small piece in return (even a 2nd round pick would be nice)

    - if the Raps don't want him and can't get anything for him in a S&T, they can rescind the qualifying offer and it costs them nothing

    - if the Raps can't work out another move (trade/free agent) to bring in another wing, they could re-sign Weems for cheap as the 4th wing behind DeRozan/J.Johnson/Barbosa (since Kleiza will miss significant time rehabbing from surgery)

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    It was a cheap signing, Weems made <1Mil last year, I think he's a solid bench player he tried too much after coming back from his injury after all it was a contract year. But with D.Casey now as the coach I think we'll be seeing much better defense and we DEFINITELY won't be seeing "Chuck" Weems.

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    I think it's fine he comes back. He's still young and can be useful off the bench. It's not like this team is going for a ring yet.
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    This doesn't mean they're going to keep him, just that they're keeping their options open and they could justify keeping him at a low rate.

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    This doesn't mean they're going to keep him, just that they're keeping their options open and they could justify keeping him at a low rate.
    He had a couple of eye brow raising 20 games runs. I think he has the physical tools to be a rotation guard in this league but there is something with regard to his conduct or influence on DeDe or both that gets him derailed and falls out of favor with the coaches.

    But make no mistake about it when he is at the top of his game he is a player and it is no fluke. If the price is right <= 2 mill I could see them adding him for another season.
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    Quote charlz wrote: View Post
    He had a couple of eye brow raising 20 games runs. I think he has the physical tools to be a rotation guard in this league but there is something with regard to his conduct or influence on DeDe or both that gets him derailed and falls out of favor with the coaches.

    But make no mistake about it when he is at the top of his game he is a player and it is no fluke. If the price is right <= 2 mill I could see them adding him for another season.
    I guess also with the uncertainty around the new CBA, the price could be very right for at least a serviceable body.

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    id kind of like to see what he could do under casey
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    I LIke Weems. He's athletic, a good mid-range shooter and has the ability to defend (though he often chose not to). I too think Casey will bring the best out of him. Besides, his relationship with DeMar and Amir can't be ignored. I'm very interested to see if they try to bring Reggie back; we need his (or someone's) toughness!

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    Well, with Linas out till February it makes sense why they would being Weems back. Just kind of disappointed that there weren't better options at SF.

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    Ugh. Why? A chucker and a pylon. I'd prefer to use the money on a defensive SF that can knock down the 3-rock. Three point shooting needs to be addressed this year (in the mold of James Posey - but not James Posey).

    I prefer restricted free agent Reggie Williams over him (for three point shooting, not defense).
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    Why? As everyone says, this next season is a write-off. Why even bother getting someone?
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