Friday, June 27, 2008

Sonny Weems is a Nugget!

(Boulder-CO) The Denver Nuggets never cease to amaze me. After trading their 20th overall pick to Charlotte (a pick that they squandered...), the Nuggets maneuvered a deal to land senior Sonny Weems from the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Denver worked with the Chicago Bulls in a three-team trade along with the New York Knicks. The Portland Trail Blazers received the Nuggets’ 2009 second round pick, New York’s 2009 second round pick (via Chicago) and Chicago’s 2010 second round pick. Additionally, the Bulls picked up the draft rights to the 36th overall pick, Omer Asik of Turkey, from Portland.

Weems, a 6'6"-203lbs shooting guard, averaged 13.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 2.3 apg in two seasons at the University of Arkansas and was named First Team All-SEC by the league coaches as a senior in 2007-08. He was also the 2008 NCAA Slam Dunk Champion.

Here's some more of Weems' best moments.

Go Nuggets!

1 comment:

Robert said...

I love this pic. The Nugg's first round pic that they dealt was #20, and it's been reported that they had Weems rated in the late teens for draft eligibles. So, they would likely have brought him in regardless. So... Now they get a protected first rounder and they get a guy who fits well with the run & gun.
Let's see if he can play any D.