Former Skyforce All-Star Briante Weber has grown accustomed to “new beginnings” over the last couple of years. Since he was called up in February of last season, Weber has transitioned from the Golden State Warriors to the Charlotte Hornets, and now appears to be headed to the Los Angeles Lakers on a partially guaranteed deal.
Free agent guard Briante Weber has agreed on a partially guaranteed deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell The Vertical.
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However, even though an invitation to training camp is always a good thing, Weber will have a lot to prove going up against a crowded Lakers back court. Weber will join a roster already carrying Lonzo Ball, Jordan Clarkson, Tyler Ennis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Josh Hart on guaranteed deals.
Weber will most likely be competing against former NBA G League MVP Vander Blue, among others, for a final roster spot, a matchup we’ve seen on multiple occasions. Needless to say, the Lakers have both a competitive training camp and a difficult decision looming.
For Weber, it has always been about controlling what he can control, making the most of every day and enjoying each and every opportunity that comes his way. A Weber quote from an interview prior to the start of the 2016-17 season resonates perfectly in this situation.
“Players that are trying to make it in the NBA, you can’t worry about that… You’re given one day, 24 hours. You make the best out of your 24 hours. Always wake up in the morning and say how do I want to start my day? How do I want to go about it? What new beginning am I going to go about today? Just from that, you just got to take care of what you can take care of.”