Multiple Reports Say Sioux Falls Skyforce Guard Briante Weber Will Join Golden State Warriors
After being named NBADL Player of the Month for January, Sioux Falls Skyforce guard Briante Weber has a bigger stage to display his basketball talents.
Nothing official has been issued by the teams involved, but multiple sources have confirmed that Weber will sign a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors. After spending 10 days with the Memphis Grizzlies last season and ending the season with the Miami Heat, Weber will put on his third different NBA jersey.
It was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowksi of The Vertical that the Warriors would part ways with Anderson Varejao to clear a roster spot for Weber.
Soon after, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel confirmed that Weber had multiple offers on the table. Each of Weber’s suitors harbored varying NBA playoff aspirations.
Miami was the team that cut him loose at the end of the preseason, but stumbled out of the gate to start the season. The nine-game wave of wins has energized South Beach putting the Heat within three games of the postseason.
If the playoffs started today, Charlotte would square off against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. However the All-Star break is still to come with the Hornets sandwiched between the comers and goers.
Then there's Golden State, possible number one seed in the Western Conference and heavy contender to reach a third straight NBA Finals. To cast aside the number of potential eyeballs that could get a look at Weber's game on that stage with the best team in the league would certainly be foolhardy.
Weber tweeted his thoughts as he prepared for a trip to the west coast instead of a Saturday night Skyforce showdown with the Texas Legends.
For now, it’s a 10-day audition that Weber has in front of him with the official signing to come Saturday prior to the Warriors game at Sacramento. The duration of Weber’s contract would include a Wednesday game at home versus former teammate Dwayne Wade and the Chicago Bulls. Then back-to-back road games follow with Memphis (February 10) and Oklahoma City (February 11) with one more game on day 10 at Denver (February 13).
What happens next would be either the former VCU product signs another 10-day with the Warriors or even an offer to the end of the season. It’s also possible another team finds Weber worthy of a deal. The Sioux Falls Skyforce would retain Weber’s rights if he does not stick with an NBA club.