Briante Weber, the 23-year-old point guard who came up just short in securing a roster spot with the Miami Heat this season, dominated his D League season opener last night, posting a a triple-double in his first action since returning to Sioux Falls.
The performance included 14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 4 steals for the player we thought was a no-brainer keeper during the Heat’s preseason, after posting incredible steals numbers on a per-possession basis.
Briante Weber doing Briante Weber things.
Weber opened the season with a TRIPLE-DOUBLE posting 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists pic.twitter.com/onZflPgr6n
— Sioux Falls Skyforce (@SFSkyforce) November 14, 2016
Now he did struggle from an efficiency standpoint offensively in the same game, shooting 4 of 14 from the field. His lackluster shooting was probably the reason Miami chose to part ways with him a month ago.
The player they chose to keep over Weber and Beno Udrih was Rodney McGruder, who is off to a sizzling start from the 3-point line (54%) during his first weeks of NBA action. That decision is looking like a wise one.
Still, seeing Weber light up the D League stings, knowing Chris Bosh’s wasted roster spot could’ve been put to better use in this year of growing, knowing some other team is bound to take a chance on Weber at some point this season.