Source: HoopsworldWeems Signing Overseas: Sonny Weems has decided to take advantage of his overseas eligibility and is on the verge of signing a one-year contract with a team in Europe, according sources close to the situation.
The Toronto Raptors extended a qualifying offer to Weems last Monday, which would have made him a restricted free agent. However, Weems felt that signing overseas was the best option for him so that he could continue playing and developing his game during this work stoppage.
Weems' deal will not have an NBA-out, which means he'll remain overseas even if a new collective bargaining agreement is ratified.
While other free agents have signed with international teams in recent weeks, Weems is one of the most notable players to ink a deal overseas.