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    Default Weems to wait and enter restricted free agency in July

    Weems Sitting Out Remainder of Season: Sonny Weems, who signed with Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania during the lockout, will put off his free agency until July. Rather than returning to the NBA this season, he will sit out the remainder of the 2011-12 NBA season and enter restricted free agency this offseason. The Toronto Raptors will be able to match any offer he receives in July.

    If Weems returned to the NBA now, he would find himself in the same tough spot as Wilson Chandler. Heís a restricted free agent, but the deadline to sign an offer sheet with another team passed on March 1. That means he would only be able to negotiate with the Raptors, who havenít made it known that Weems in their plans. While Chandler was able to sign a long-term deal with the Denver Nuggets under similar circumstance, Weems would rather wait until July to weigh his options.

    By sitting out for the remainder of the season, Weems can enter traditional free agency when more teams have money to throw around. Last season, Weems averaged 9.2 points off the bench for the Raptors.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I don't mind having Weems back.

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    Quote RaptorReuben wrote: View Post
    I don't mind having Weems back.

    But where would you play him? It also depends on who we draft. If Forbes keeps showing what he has at the 2 that is probably Weems best position. And the 3 is probably what we might draft or sign a f/a. The best outcome in my view is to get another position asset or pick back in a sign and trade as a rfa.

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    But where would you play him? It also depends on who we draft. If Forbes keeps showing what he has at the 2 that is probably Weems best position. And the 3 is probably what we might draft or sign a f/a. The best outcome in my view is to get another position asset or pick back in a sign and trade as a rfa.
    Like I said, I don't mind having him back, but it's not like it's also a preference.

    2 = Demar, Gary
    3 = JJ, Kleiza

    If we add a draft pick at the small forward (PRAYING FOR MKG), than we are wing loaded. If we add Weems, than he will play the two. Like you said.

    BUT, IMO, I'd rather have a defensive shooting guard than another scorer at the two.

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    Our wings have enough mediocre in them as it is, Weems should keep being a star overseas.

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    I will not resign Weems if its over the qualifying offer. We have enough bench players in JJ, Ed Davis, Kleiza and Bayless.Might as well use the 2 second round picks this year.

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