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Sonny Weems Waived by Suns: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Feb 6, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Sonny Weems (10) laughs on the court during the game against the Utah Jazz at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports
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Mike NorrisChief Writer IIIJanuary 2, 2017

The Phoenix Suns announced they have waived wing Sonny Weems. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical initially reported the news.

The 29-year-old averaged 2.5 points, 1.3 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 36 games for the Suns this season. 

Weems' time in Phoenix came after a three-year stint oversees following one year with the Denver Nuggets and two with the Toronto Raptors.

The former Arkansas Razorback never caught on with the Suns after signing a two-year, $5.8 million contract in July of last year, per Arizona Sports:

Weems was projected to play a role in the Suns rotation this season, but was never able to recover from a slow start and catch up to emerging rookie Devin Booker.

Guards Ronnie Price and Archie Goodwin have spent time playing ahead of Weems in the rotation, as well as former 10-day contract signings Jordan McRae, Orlando Johnson and Lorenzo Brown.

Weems, who played only about half of Phoenix's games this season, didn't do much to impress other teams that are looking to add depth at the wing. It's possible he tries to catch on with a team back in Europe for next season.

It was a struggle all year, as he shot just 39.3 percent from the field and had only a 1.3/1.0 assist-to-turnover ratio. Weems did connect on 40.6 percent of his 32 three-point shots, which would rank tied for 17th in the NBA if he had enough attempts to qualify.

Unfortunately for him, even if he does sign with a team that qualifies for the postseason, he would be ineligible for the playoffs since he was not waived by the March 1 deadline. 

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