HoopsHype Alex Tyus rumors
Though Maccabi's roster is stacked with talent: former Cavs, Grizzlies and Sixers guard Jeremy Pargo (Agency: Priority Sports); defensive specialist guard Marquez Haynes; ex-Olympian Australian center Aleks Maric; skilled wing Sylven Landesberg, and 6-foot-5 veteran forward Devin Smith, who could've been a perfect glue-guy in an NBA system like the San Antonio Spurs -- Tyus has the most NBA upside. "The NBA is all about opportunity and getting a chance. I never got mine because of the NBA lockout and my pursuit of Israeli passport," Tyus told Eurobasket. Eurobasket.com
According to sources the Miami Heat, among other teams, expressed interest in Tyus and were open to audition the 6-foot-9 big man in training camp. One official for the Heat was in Israel last season when Tyus bullied Serbian club Partizan Belgrade with 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting, and nine rebounds in 19 minutes. However, under contract with Maccabi, talks were terminated in a flash. Eurobasket.com
(Alex) Tyus has officially chosen who will be helping him reach the next level. He will have Happy Walters and Rogue Sports represent him. As someone who is not guaranteed to be a draft pick, Tyus will need Happy and his crew to promote Tyus’ strengths whenever given the chance to do so. I have no doubt that they will do a good job in that respect. Sports Agent Blog
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