Sonny Weems has made the jump.
Over the last few days much speculation has been made about Sonny Weems’ and his status with the Raptors, the Raptors did offer Weems a qualifying offer on his expiring RFA contract and were presumably close on resigning the up and coming shooting guard.
But with the uncertainty of the NBA lockout, Weems has decided that taking his game overseas for a season would be the best route for his career and was in talks with various teams over the past few days trying to work out a deal that would send him to Europe for next season, and according to www.hoopshype.comit is official that Weems has signed with Lithuanian club Zalgiris Kaunas for the 2011 season.
Zalgris Kaunas is most famous for being Arvydas Sabonis former club (he is the team president and spent his final season as a pro with the club) and are the 23-time winners of the Lithuanian Cup as well as being the former team of such cult heroes such as Tyus Edney, Loren Woods, Kenny Anderson, and Canadian Sherman Hamilton.
Full details of the deal have yet to be disclosed but the rumours indicate that Weems will not have an out if the NBA work stoppage ends before the end of the European season, which may put his future with the Raptors in jeopardy.
More details will likely be announced tomorrow and a full reaction and article we be posted as the news comes in.