Heat Release Briante Weber, Three Others

1:40pm: As expected, the Heat have waived Purvis, Putney, and Stokes along with Weber, the team announced today in a press release. They’re all candidates to end up with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Miami’s G League squad.

10:29am: The Heat have moved toward the regular season roster limit by waiving guard Briante Weber, according to Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel (Twitter link). Weber hinted earlier today that he had been released by Miami, tweeting, “Some things just don’t change smh.”

Weber’s frustration is understandable — this is the third time in the last four years that he has been waived by the Heat before the start of the season. He had been hoping this year would be different, suggesting last month that there was “nothing else” for him to do in the G League. “My game speaks for itself down there. I am here for the NBA,” Weber said at the time.

However, after being cut by the Heat, Weber may have to decide between returning to the G League once again or trying to find a job overseas, unless another NBA opportunity arises. The 6’2″ guard has appeared in 87 total G League games, primarily for the Sioux Falls Skyforce, over the last three seasons.

Miami will need to make at least a couple more cuts before Monday to set their roster for the regular season. Rodney Purvis, Raphiael Putney, and Jarnell Stokes remain under contract on non-guaranteed deals, and all three will be released if the Heat decide to start the season with an open roster spot.

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8 thoughts on “Heat Release Briante Weber, Three Others

    • formerlyz

      He is borderline as of now, but there is a reason the Heat love him, and he’s going to get opportunities b/c of his elite defense

  1. formerlyz

    Big fan of Briante, but he needs to continue to get better with his decision making, finishing at the rim, and his jumpshot. If he figures out 1.5 of those 3 things, he is an NBA player. His defense is absolutely elite

    • From what I understand he’s a good dude too. Probably why he keeps getting invites.

  2. formerlyz

    I have to be honest and say that I was impressed by Jarnell Stokes. I never thought he was an NBA player in the past, but he did a great job of changing his body. He seems to have gotten quicker, and more aware on defense, which will help him in the future. I also thought he seemed stronger inside and more active on the boards, and he also added a jumpshot. If he can stretch the floor, and do all those other things, he will get a look, and possibly make himself into an NBA player

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