Sonny Weems: I would like to thank the club for understanding. I want to thank Andrey Vatutin, Natalia Furaeva along with CSKA fans and my teammates for my time in Moscow. It was special. Now I want to try waters in the NBA but I don’t close the door for European basketball which I really like.
Nobody was expecting that with the American Forward Sonny Weems having a guarantee contract with CSKA until the summer of 2017. CSKA made the official announcement on Tuesday evening and the big news are here. He is leaving CSKA in order to get back to the NBA. Here you can read the official announcement of VTB Champions and what the player and Andrey Vatutin quoted. “Once Sonny Weems addressed the club his desire to try to get back to the NBA, our club decided not to prevent, taking into account how valuable Sonny was for the team past three years. The contract negotiations at NBA can start only after July 1, and CSKA was not able to wait until this time, so the parties agreed to terminate the contract now”
Like every summer the rumors about CSKA are raging. One of them is about Milos Teodosic and his departure from the team from Moscow. A lot has been heard and it has even been written that he’s a breath away from a deal with Fenerbahce. The truth is that so far nothing has happened and there is no indication at all that CSKA is going to cut off the Serbian guard and ask him to break their contract. Milos Teodosic has a contract with CSKA until the summer of 2017, there is no release clause from the side of the player, nor the side of the team, not even an NBA Out. So it seems, then, that despite the “easy” rumors, the 28 year old playmaker will continue with the club for a 5th season.