On Thursday, Mar 1, Olimpia Milano will host Efes Istanbul in a key match for last spot battle in EuroLeague standings. The question is: will Efes newcomer Sonny Weems play in Milan?
This is the story. Two days ago RealGM contributor Kate Smith announced that Anadolu Efes signed a new player, Sonny Weems.
Former NBAer Sonny Weems has signed with Anadolu Efes in Turkey. He last played in the NBA in 2016 with the Philadelphia 76ers.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) February 25, 2018
Also EuroLeague official website announced the move. So, this transfer market is 100% sure.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul gave its roster a boost for the final stretch of the season with the addition of forward Sonny Weems, who signed a deal until the end of this season. The move for Efes comes days after losing forward Zoran Dragic to a season-ending knee injury. Weems (1.98 meters, 31 years old), a former All-EuroLeague forward, arrives from has Zhejiang of the Chinese League. You can the full story on EuroLeague official website, euroleague.net.
Problems come out on Sunday and Monday, just 1 or two days later Anadolu Efes published the news of the arrival of Sonny Weems. EuroLeague unofficial website, eurohoops.net.
On Sunday, Feb 25, Eurohoops write: While Sonny Weems is expected in Istanbul in order to join Anadolu Efes, his peculiar doping case and the ban imposed to him by Israeli authorities remains a mystery as you ca read in eurohoops.net.
On Monday, Feb 26, Eurohoops go deep inside this story: The head of the Israeli National Agency for the Prevention of Sports Doping appealed to his Turkish representative, warning that Sonny Weems is prohibited to play.
The question is: will Sonny Weems play in Milan on Thursday night? We hope he will do, we hope all these problems can be cleared as soon as possibile.
THURSDAY, MAR 1
20:45 Milano – Efes
Something to read before Milano vs Efes: The Arturas Gudaitis affair.