Even without Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets Saturday night in quite the dominant fashion. It was almost as if they were cruising throughout the entire game. Under normal circumstances, that would leave the locker room under good spirits. But not last night, due mainly to comments head coach Steve Kerr made about impending roster changes.
Per ESPN’s Ethan Strauss–
Kerr says they just decided to cut Briante Weber
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) February 26, 2017
Widely accepted as a defensive specialist with some offensive versatility, Weber has become somewhat of a fan-favorite amongst the more dedicated NBA viewers. During his senior season at VCU, Weber tore is ACL which quickly derailed his hopes of being drafted into the NBA. However, he did get a contract with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League and has worked his way up to the NBA three times now. In his seven games with the Warriors, he averaged 1.7 points, 0.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.4 steals. He also only saw 6.6 minutes of court time per game.
It may not all be bad news for Weber though:
Per Keith Smith of Real GM, FanRag Sports, CelticBlogs and 16 Wins a Ring–
Weber's 2nd 10 Day Contract expired with GSW today and Warriors are holding the spot open for buyout candidates, possibly Jose Calderon.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) February 26, 2017
Hopefully everything works out for Weber going forward, as it’s very clear that he’s become a fan-favorite as of late.
Stay tuned to @RealBallInsider for any further developments on whether or not the Warriors opt to go with José Calderón as their back-up point guard.