D-League Spotlight: Kyle Weaver & Othyus Jeffers

Kyle Weaver is flourishing, averaging 24.6ppg for the Iowa Energy

If you follow the Iowa Energy (and kudos if you do), you may have heard of Kyle Weaver and Othyus Jeffers. Both players had an incredible week last week in the NBA Developmental League and both are having great seasons as well. Othyus Jeffers get the honorable mention this week as he has an average of 15.0 ppg in his last three games; not too bad. In his last game Jeffers scored 18 points in a 93-85 win over the Dakota Wizards.

But the Player of the Week goes to Kyle Weaver. Weaver is playing absolutely out of his mind and NBA teams are taking notice. In his last three games Weaver is averaging 24.6 ppg and went for 30-plus points in two of those last three. His best game came December 1st, when he scored 32 points and racked  up 13 rebounds and 5 assists. The very next game Weaver scored 30, had 8 assists and 8 rebounds. NBA teams such as the Timberwolves, Kings, Clippers and Warriors are all giving Weaver a hard look and are considering adding him to their NBA roster. He’d be a great fit on any of those teams, particularly the Timberwolves who are crafting a young and talented team in Minnesota with player much of the caliber of Weaver. Teams are also very fond of the fact he is 51.6% shooting from the field this season.

After playing his college ball at Washington State, and even playing in the March Madness tournament and getting his team as far as the Regional Semifinals, Weaver was drafted 38th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2008 NBA Draft.  After being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, he played 68 games there before being cut. He was invited to the Bulls training camp this year but was the final cut to make roster space. Although devastated by this, Weaver has since hit his stride and will most likely get another shot in the NBA on some other team. But for now he’s a star in the Developmental League and this week’s D-League Player Of The Week.

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