Oklahoma City NBA team acquires a guard from Bobcats in trade

By Darnell Mayberry Modified: August 12, 2008 at 11:50 am •  Published: August 12, 2008

/> Alongside the defensive-minded Westbrook, Weaver has the potential to someday give Oklahoma City one of the best defensive backcourt duos in the league.

But unlike C.J. Miles, who Presti signed to an offer sheet on July 18, Weaver's offensive skills lie more in his playmaking ability rather than his outside shooting. Weaver attempted only 155 3-pointers throughout his four-year career at Washington State, where he was named to the All Pac-10 first team as a junior and earned All Pac-10 second-team honors and was named to the Pac-10 All-Defensive Team as a senior.

Weaver showed improvement in his perimeter shooting last season, however. He hit 36.4 percent of his 3-point attempts, up from his 23.7-percent rate as a junior.

Including restricted free agent Robert Swift, Weaver will become the 15th player under contract for Oklahoma City. Weaver had not yet signed with the Bobcats.

Under NBA rules, teams can enter the regular season with up to 15 players.

Oklahoma City's NBA team picked up Kyle Weaver on Monday. A former All Pac-10 player, Weaver will be counted on for his defense and play-making abilities. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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