Jake Fischer: The Warriors have an open roster spot after not extending Briante Weber past his second 10-day contract, according to agent Bill Neff.
Do you feel like you might need to free a roster spot for buyout season? Bob Myers: “Well, Briante is on his second 10-day and it’s really a 12-day because (it has to last three games). That’ll give us more time to evaluate him push it past the deadline. So we’ll see who was or was not traded and who might or might not be a candidate for a buyout. The buyout market is always fluid. It’s unpredictable. Often times you hear a player’s name and that doesn’t come to fruition or conversely, you’ll not have thought of a possibility and that pops up. So technically, having let (Anderson) Varejao go, we have a spot. (Briante) Weber currently has it. We can be flexible. So we’ll see what happens. It’s kind of hard to speculate on the buyout market because it’s somewhat unpredictable.”
Anthony Slater: Warriors make the second Briante Weber 10-day contract official. Clock starts today. Last 10-day before they must make season-long decision.
Other than adding Briante Weber to a 10-day contract — and, reportedly, another — the Warriors should stand pat. “As we look at our roster moving forward, I think where we’re going to grow is within our own team,” Harris said.
Chris Haynes: Golden State to sign guard Briante Weber to second 10-day, league sources tell ESPN. Four teams inquired about his services in interim.
Anthony Slater: Briante Weber on joining the Warriors: "This is my 2K team. I play with them on the video game." pic.twitter.com/RPd47JQ6b3
Anthony Slater: Warriors officially announce the signing of Briante Weber to a 10-day contract. He will wear #2.
Ira Winderman: Source confirms to Sun Sentinel that Heat made offer to Briante Weber on Thursday. Also had offer from Hornets, but took Warriors.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources on @The Vertical: Golden State is waiving Anderson Varejao, clearing way to sign D-League guard Briante Weber to a 10-day contract
Keith Pompey: PGS Chasson Randle, Briante’ Weber, Yogi Ferrell and Cat Barber are all scheduled to work out for #Sixers Monday, according to source.
When Erik Spoelstra was asked Monday about the battle for the final roster spot between Beno Udrih and Briante Weber, he gave a very interesting answer. “It’s not a competition just between those two,” Spoelstra said. It turns out that Udrih and Weber aren’t just competing against each other for Miami’s 15th roster spot. The pair of point guards are also competing against 25-year-old shooting guard Rodney McGruder. “Yeah, he is,” Spoelstra said Wednesday when asked if McGruder is still in the race for a roster spot. With the Heat’s roster still at the NBA preseason maximum of 20 players, Miami must cut its roster to the regular-season maximum of 15 players by Monday’s deadline. With 14 players pretty much guaranteed a spot on the roster, that leaves Udrih, Weber and McGruder fighting for the final opening.
Ira Winderman: Heat formally announce signing of D-League defensive-minded point guard Briante Weber. Will be playoff eligible.
Shams Charania: The Miami Heat are planning to sign Sioux Falls guard Briante Weber to a three-year contract, league sources tell The Vertical.
Ira Winderman: The Grizzlies have released Briante Weber and signed Jordan Farmar. Weber is playoff eligible and free to be signed by any NBA team.
The Grizzlies will soon sign guard Briante Weber of the NBA Developement League's Sioux Falls SkyForce to a 10-day contract, sources said. Memphis is also without starting point guard Mike Conley, who has a foot injury.
January 23, 2022 | 7:08 am EST Update
The Cavs have their own injury concerns, especially with Lauri Markkanen suffering what sources believe is a high ankle sprain against the Thunder. Sources say X-rays taken were negative. But the organization is preparing to be without him for a while.
Cleveland Cavaliers starting small forward Lauri Markkanen suffered a sprained right ankle in the first half of Saturday night’s matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. Sources tell cleveland.com that X-rays taken on his ankle were negative. The sense is Markkanen has a high ankle sprain.
Eventually, he was assisted to the locker room by Cedi Osman and Dean Wade. Markkanen wasn’t able to put much weight on his leg and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game with a sprained ankle. A source tells cleveland.com that the Cavs did not examine Markkanen’s knee or Achilles.
Suns backup point guard Cameron Payne didn’t play in the second half of Saturday night’s 113-103 win against Indiana after injuring his right wrist in the first half. Payne was shaking and holding his right hand and wrist after a basket with 1:20 left in the first quarter. He was fouled on the play by Pacers big Isaiah Jackson. Continuing to play, Payne finished with seven points on 2-of-5 shooting and three assists in the first half as he left the game with 9:24 left in second quarter.
Then Jae Crowder immediately ran to the locker room holding his left wrist after scoring on a contested transition with 4:37 left in the third quarter that put the Suns up, 79-61, over the Pacers (17-30), who were coming off back-to-back road wins versus Lakers and Warriors. He didn’t return to the game as well as the Suns posted their eighth consecutive home sellout crowd of 17,071.