The Raptors recently withdrew their qualifying offer to Sonny Weems, and the 3-year veteran is now up for grabs. The athletic shooting guard played for the Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania last year where he averaged 15.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. Weems could also serve as a fill defensively for the injured Iman Shumpert. Though Montgomery noted that Weems isn’t ‘jumping on a veteran’s minimum deal‘, he may take less to join a team that’s desirable to him- which Montgomery even pointed out, “In a perfect world, if you play for a team like the Knicks or Boston, you might very well consider looking at a minimum situation because you know you’re going to get a chance to contribute to a winning franchise. So those are things that you have to look at. I’m not saying we’ll take a minimum deal just yet, because there’s still a little bit of money left in the market. But we’ll see what happens.”
“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,” Montgomery told ESPN NY.
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