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Sonny Weems signs Lithuanian contract

Updated: July 8, 2011, 3:56 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Sonny Weems has joined Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania, signing a contract that will keep him in Europe all season rather than risk sitting out an entire year if the NBA lockout lasts.

Roger Montgomery, Weems' agent, said his client signed the deal Thursday without an NBA opt-out clause because he believes the league's uncertain labor situation makes it "in our best interest to unpack our bags and stay the entire year."

Weems played last season for Toronto and was ...

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