Kyle Weaver Rumors

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Kyle Weaver’s tenure with the Utah Jazz and return to the NBA proved to be short-lived. The Jazz decided not to re-sign the versatile 6-foot-6 combo guard after his initial 10-day contract expired Saturday. “It just didn’t work out,” Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. Weaver’s call-up from the D-League was necessary a week and a half ago when the Jazz were down to one point guard because of injuries to Devin Harris and Ronnie Price.
Jazz general manager Kevin O’Connor said that the organization planned to keep a close eye on the former D-Leaguer during his 10-day run, and Utah coach Tyrone Corbin has already been impressed with Weaver’s dedication and drive. The aggressive but smooth attack Weaver delivered against the Kings; his energy, confidence and professional delivery — all traits that Corbin has called for from better-paid players performing with the security of guaranteed contracts.
Former Jazz beatwriter Ross Siler noted on Twitter that he was rather impressed the Jazz would take a chance on Weaver so late in the season considering the team is currently 5.5 games out of the playoffs with seven games left to play. I’m impressed that the Jazz, with their luxury-tax payroll, would keep spending to take a look at Weaver in final weeks of lost season. It’ll cost the Jazz more than $100,000 in salary and luxury-tax payments for the 10 days Weaver is under contract. Again, I’m impressed. A lot of teams also would wait until Friday to make the signing, since the Jazz don’t play again until then.
Some options include bringing back Hudson, signing free agent Jannero Pargo or Patrick Beverley, or plucking from the NBA Developmental League Mustafa Shakur or Kyle Weaver. But Wall is anxious to get back on the floor and assume his undisputed position within the team. “I’ve got to be the leader,” Wall said. “I’ve got to get here early, I got to be the last one to leave. I’ve got to speak up, talk in huddles. They are gong to hold me accountable for more things. I’m going to accept the challenge.”
Despite the previous agreement between both parts, Kyle Weaver won’t play next season for Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 24-year-old American guard wants to try to earn a spot in an NBA team in a training camp, and the Israeli team has decided not to wait for him. Maccabi will focus now on landing a big man. To reach to a definitive agreement with Sofoklis Schortsanitis is right now the main target for Maccabi.