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Report: Suns waive Sonny Weems

Sonny Weems, Kyle Lowry

Phoenix Suns’ Sonny Weems (10) shoots over Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)


After four seasons out of the NBA and bouncing around Europe, Sonny Weems was back in the league this season thanks to the Phoenix Suns, who took a flier on him. They thought he could be a “3&D” guy.

That ended on Saturday when Phoenix waived Weems, reported Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

It’s unlikely anyone will claim Weems off waivers. He was going to be waived before July 11 anyway so his contract would not become guaranteed for next season.

Part of the motivation here is the Suns clearing out another roster spot to bring in Chase Budinger, who reportedly is coming to Phoenix.

The Suns hoped that Weems would be a rotation player, but he was beat out by Devin Booker over the course of the season, plus Ronnie Price and Archie Goodwin were ahead of Weems in the rotation. Weems had a lot of success in Europe and may be headed back there next summer.