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    Rumor Sonny Weems + Mo Evans rumors resurface

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    Cleveland, New York have shown interest in Raptors' restricted free agent Sonny Weems, sources say.


    He played in Europe after the lockout:

    After a line of 17.5, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 10 regular season games, Weems’ averages dropped to 11.6, 3.2 and zero total steals as Zalgiris went 0-6 in the Top 16.


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    Probably not a strong interest, I believe. He's restricted with a qualifying offer of $1.145M.

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    I would much rather target Mo Evans if we're looking for a cheap stopgap solution at SG until Shump comes back. Weems is athletic but he's a horrible 3 pt shooter. Evans is also athletic, can play some D & he can also knock down an open 3. Pietrus would be another good option at probably higher salary.

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    Originally Posted by STAT1
    I would much rather target Mo Evans if we're looking for a cheap stopgap solution at SG until Shump comes back. Weems is athletic but he's a horrible 3 pt shooter. Evans is also athletic, can play some D & he can also knock down an open 3. Pietrus would be another good option at probably higher salary.
    Pietrus would be nice, but I read that he's adamant about remaining a Celtic.

    WHY!?

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    Pietrus would be nice, but I read that he's adamant about remaining a Celtic.

    WHY!?
    Maybe he just likes Boston (can't for the life of me conceive of why either). Apparently Jason Terry just signed an offer sheet to join the Celtics, which means Ray Allen is pretty much a goner. I just hope he doesn't end up going to Miami. Ray should sign with us for the mini ML just to spite Danny Ainge for doing him like that!

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    Do Not want he's basically Landry Fields 2.0, Sonny is quicker and probably more athletic that's about it, he cant shoot.He would be nice off the bench but he isn't what we need at the moment. I feel at the 2 guard spot we would be better off with someone who can spread the floor for us as well as commit to defense. There are better options out there.

    Maybe if our front office would start looking into the FA market a little more instead of drooling over how much money teams would offer Lin we would be in some business with some FA's that could help improve our team.

    It's about to be Day 4 of FA and so far all we have done is lost Fields, he's not technically gone yet, but i DONT EXPECT the knicks to match that awful deal Fields received.

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    I think he'll end up in LA, personally. No foundation for that idea. Seems like there may have been a bit of animosity to me: he names Miami and NY, 2 Boston rivals, as favored destinations.

    Apparently he and Rondo were less than friends. The whole Celtics roster seem to enjoy playing little games of finger pointing, IMO. Christ I hate them so much.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    I think he'll end up in LA, personally. No foundation for that idea. Seems like there may have been a bit of animosity to me: he names Miami and NY, 2 Boston rivals, as favored destinations.

    Apparently he and Rondo were less than friends. The whole Celtics roster seem to enjoy playing little games of finger pointing, IMO. Christ I hate them so much.
    I heard ESPN radio discussing Ray Allen going to the Clips this afternoon. Not sure if they'd be a better fit for him, I think the Knicks would be a much more sensible place for him to come to. He would be a perfect fit into this system & would have a major role, & he gets to stick it to his old team for phasing him out by joining with a divisional rival. If he ends up in LA it would be for the $ in my opinion since they could offer him a little bit more on a full MLE.

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    Originally Posted by STAT1
    He would be a perfect fit into this system & would have a major role, & he gets to stick it to his old team for phasing him out by joining with a divisional rival. If he ends up in LA it would be for the $ in my opinion since they could offer him a little bit more on a full MLE.
    He would fit very nicely here. He'd afford us more fluidity with our offense, too. Not only because of spacing, but we could base our offense around having a legit 3 point threat in our first and second unit. That, of course, is presuming that Novak, who we know wants to be in NY, remains in NY.

    Sadly, money's money. I think he'll take the full.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    He would fit very nicely here. He'd afford us more fluidity with our offense, too. Not only because of spacing, but we could base our offense around having a legit 3 point threat in our first and second unit. That, of course, is presuming that Novak, who we know wants to be in NY, remains in NY.

    Sadly, money's money. I think he'll take the full.
    Just imagining all those wide open 3's that Landry & Shump would clank actually going in the basket is almost too good to be true. Ray running off picks set by Tyson to get himself open would be a perfect scenario for us. All the better if we could hold onto Novak as well somehow, having 2 lethal 3 pt shooters on the floor would do wonders for this team & make the Knicks VERY dangerous.

    Let's hope Spike can talk him into coming here. :P

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    Ill be pissed if we get another guard that cant hit an outside shot

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    The Knicks have "shown some interest" in Sonny Weems and Maurice Evans, according to their agent Roger Montgomery, who also represents Jeremy Lin.

    "I think both of them would fit really good in that situation," Montgomery said. "Mo would fit for a number of reasons because what he does as a veteran, and he's played for Woody. And I think Sonny would be an absolute steal if he was able to go play with them, just because of how athletic he is. I think that he could be a starter and he could be a rotation guy. I think he would be ideal."

    Weems, 26, averaged 11.8 points for Zalgiris last season.

    Evans, who played for the Wizards last season, fits the Knicks’ spending limit of $1.4 million, the so-called veteran's minimum contract.



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    I don't see the point in targeting Weems when we have Flight White, they are damn near identical. Weems is just a little younger and probably a bit more quicker. Neither can shoot, but if we did sign him we'd have some pretty beastly dunkers on this team in Weems, Jr, Shump, and White

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    Originally Posted by Almost_famous718
    I don't see the point in targeting Weems when we have Flight White, they are damn near identical. Weems is just a little younger and probably a bit more quicker. Neither can shoot, but if we did sign him we'd have some pretty beastly dunkers on this team in Weems, Jr, Shump, and White
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    I think Weems could be a very exciting player here. I'd offer him a contract now before somebody else does and then all of a sudden we have one less viable option available to us. No real negotiating need be involved here -- we have the vet min. available, Weems is worth that amount and his agent has all but indicated that his client would accept those terms to play in NY.

    Anyone know if Weems is 100% though? I thought I read somewhere a couple of weeks ago that he hurt himself at one point last season overseas (maybe in the Baltic League where he only appeared in 2 games -- apparently his team, BC Zalgiris Kaunas, plays in a couple of different leagues or tournaments throught the year). Can anyone confirm -- obviously I'm not nearly as interested if he's not 100% physically. If he's OK, I think he's a good investment on a 1 or 2 yr deal at the minimum. Perfect stopgap option -- Weems/JR Smith is a nice tandem at the 2 until Shump makes it back by December/January..

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    EDIT: Ok, so apparently it was a badly sprained left ankle he suffered this past March when his Zalgiris club was playing in Lithuania:

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    I had practically the same exact injury a few years back. Those things heal. The Yankees' Joba Chamberlain is on the verge of coming back from his ankle problem and his was worse than Weems'... As long as it wasn't a knee, his back or something like that. As long as that ankle's ok, I'd make this guy an offer. He's talented. Nice athleticism/size/ability/upside. Weems could be more than some stopgap -- with his ability, he could turn out to be a fixture here.
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    Weems improved his jumper from my knowledge and would be a great pick up we lack athleticism after all

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