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Report: Briante Weber agrees to a two-year deal with Hornets

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Weber’s second 10 day contract was set to expire on Sunday.

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Briante Weber has agreed to a 2-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports:

Weber, 24, played sparingly in his first 10-day contract, but has seen more playing time recently, featuring as the back up point guard in Charlotte’s last two games. In their game on Thursday against Indiana, Weber played 20 minutes, and scored eight points on 4-7 shooting, along with two assists.

A permanent deal seemed forthcoming, as Steve Clifford has spoken highly of Weber’s play of late. While its too early to determine his upside, he’s provided a positive lift off the bench, and should remain the backup point guard at least until, or if Ramon Sessions returns.

With Weber’s signed, the Hornets ended up committing to both of their final 10 day signees, with Johnny O’Bryant III locked up to a multi-year deal earlier. Both are fairly young, and have played in the short run of games handed to them. Given the current record and standing of the team, its likely both (pending O’Bryant returns soon from injury) will get an extended run to end the season.