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Report: Kyle Weaver signs deal to play in Germany

Jul 21, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

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There are NBA players threatening to go overseas just to try and put leverage on the NBA labor discussions, showing the owners they have options. They are guys not likely at all to put pen to paper.

Then there are guys who spent the last couple years in the NBA but for whom a jump to Europe makes sense.

Kyle Weaver was with the Utah Jazz last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder the two seasons before that. But the last two seasons combined he has stepped on the court 17 times (he’s also spent time in the D-League). He’s the guy at the end of the bench, not a guy in anyone’s long term plans right now.

So he is jumping to Germany, according to Hoopshype. He’ll be playing for Alba Berlin of the German League, a team with four Americans on it (Derrick Allen who averages 13 points and 4 boards a game, Bryce Taylor, Torin Francis and DeShaun Wood).

For Weaver this makes sense. He insures a payday, he gets some run and he gets the chance to improve his game. Plenty of guys find their way back to the NBA.

  1. westwoodwarrior8 - Jul 21, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    good for him..he was a fun player to watch at Washington State…I wish him luck!

  2. goforthanddie - Jul 21, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    This is the type of guy that should be playing overseas. DWill and other “stars” who go over are screwing people who need the chance to improve.

  3. trbowman - Jul 21, 2011 at 11:34 PM

    I can’t tell what news is more boring. Have at it, PBT

    A) News of player organized workouts in the NFL

    or

    B) News of average players signing overseas in the NBA.

    Go!

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