Sonny Weems Is Soaring As Toronto Raptors Find a New Wing

December 21st, 2009 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
During the preseason, it became apparent that last year’s forgotten rookie on the Denver Nuggets was an outstanding athlete.  Sonny Weems is obviously faster than the typical NBA shooting guard, and he has leaping ability that rivals Raptors rookie DeMar DeRozan.

But last season, Weems couldn’t crack the deep Nuggets rotation and played just 55 minutes in the NBA.

“Weems spent most of last season in the NBADL with the Colorado 14ers where he played in 22 games and averaged 20.5 points on 48.8 percent shooting and collected 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.6 blocks, 2.8 turnovers, and 3.0 personal fouls in 28.3 minutes.”  Sonny Weems

For practical purposes, Sonny Weems is every bit as much of a “rookie” as DeMar DeRozan.

Throughout this past preseason, Jay Triano brought  Weems off the bench and even started him at shooting guard beside DeRozan, creating an up tempo, high-flying duo that was exciting to watch.

In the preseason Fight for Minutes, Sonny Weems Impressed.

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