Kyle Weaver’s not a bad young guard. He’s not going to set the world on fire or anything, but he’s also not going to be pulling in millions. He’s a prospect that struggled with injury last year, but shot 46% his rookie season.
And the Thunder have no room for him. The Thunder released Weaver this week, completely full-up on talent on a roster loaded with young talent. Russell Westbrook, Eric Maynor, Thabo Sefolosha, James Harden, the Thunder simply have too many good players to make room for Weaver, who has never taken the leap the coaching staff has needed him to.
Weaver has injury concerns and was unable to crack OKC’s rotation, but it’s hard to say he’s another wash-up, considering the flashes he showed in OKC and in the D-League for the Thunder-affiliate 66ers. It wouldn’t surprise to see Weaver picked up by another club looking for an end-of-the-bench guard. After all, Shannon Brown is debating a $4 million offer from the New York Knicks and had a similar start to his career.
It’s a hard life for Thunder GM Sam Presti. He’s literally leaking talent out the edges of the Thunder.