Sonny Weems, the 39th pick in the 2008 NBA draft, has returned to the NBA after signing a two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns. Weems has not played in the NBA since the 2010-11 season with Toronto. The last three years he has been in Russia playing with powerhouse CSKA Moscow and during that time he has improved his overall game. From Adam Green of Arizona Sports:
- "Last season, playing for CSKA Moscow, he averaged 11.5 points and 3.5 assists on .464 shooting. ... 'It turned out to be a great situation for me,' he said. 'And now I'm signed to a two-year contract with the Phoenix Suns, so it couldn't have been all that bad.' ... The NBA, he said, is about what about a player can do for them now, while in Europe it's about what they have done in the past. Over there, he notes, the mentality is more of it being a privilege for a player to be on a team than the team to have the player. But though his career took a slight detour, Weems is now back in the NBA looking to make an impact for the Suns."