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Former NBA guard Sonny Weems has signed to play for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to a report by Sportando.
The 32-year-old Weems was selected in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Chicago Bulls and immediately dealt to the Denver Nuggets. He played 12 games for the Nuggets.
After a stop in Milwaukee, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors, for whom he played in 128 games in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, averaging 8.3 points and 2.7 rebounds.
The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Weems then headed to Europe, playing in Lithuania and Russia before returning to the NBA with the Phoenix Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2015-16 season.
In 43 games with Phoenix (36 games) and Philly (7 games), Weems averaged 2.5 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists.
He has career NBA averages of 6.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18.2 minutes 183 games (47 starts), shooting 46.5 percent from the field, 28.3 percent from deep and 70.2 percent from the free-throw line.
Weems played last season in Israel and Turkey.