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December 4, 2012 Updates

Derrick Caracter signed a contract in Israel with Bnei Herzliya, David Pick reports. Former Lakers already landed in Israel to join his new team. Caracter spent last season in D-League with D-Fenders, Vipers and Stampede. Sportando

November 26, 2012 Updates

From Casspi’s perspective, Israelis simply grew tired of living in fear of death and random missile launches and began fighting back. The damage has been great, with civilians and children killed on both sides. “It got to a certain point that the Israeli government and people said: ‘That’s enough. We can’t keep living like this. We can’t have a normal life when there is a missile every 10 days that might kill your kids,’ ” Casspi said. “It’s a tough situation. You’re dealing with a terrorist organization that doesn’t really care about its own people. They hate us more than they love their kids.” Akron Beacon Journal

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Contrarily to reports from Israeli media, mostly from Sport5.co.il, Allen Iverson won't be joining Maccabi Haifa for the two exhibition games in NBA against Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves. Sportando's David Pick spoke with Brad Greenberg, Maccabi Haifa coach and ex 76ers GM, who denied all the rumors: 'It is natural for people to link us up but I have not spoken to Allen in years' said Greenberg. Sportando

Former NBA Most Valuable Player Allen Iverson reportedly will play for Maccabi Haifa in its two exhibition games against NBA teams -- and perhaps longer. Iverson, 37, will suit up for the Israeli squad when it takes on the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves this month in the United States, the Israeli Sport5 site reported. Sport5 added that Maccabi Haifa officials are considering signing the perennial NBA All-Star guard to a longer contract if the experiment succeeds. JTA

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Maccabi Rishon LeZion is close to penning a deal with Julian Wright. The player spent last season in D-League with Austin Toros averaging 16.8ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.1bpg. Sportando

September 23, 2012 Updates

David 'Dubi' Pick: Following @Marc Stein's Shanghai Sharks & DJ White report, Maccabi TLV received word that White isn't leaning towards Israeli hoops. Twitter

September 19, 2012 Updates

Hours after announcing the release of British big man Pops Mensah-Bonsu, and moments into the team's 2012-13 official press conference at Nokia Arena, Maccabi Tel Aviv hits the free agent market. Again. Whispers in Israeli basketball circles reached Sportando revealing that Maccabi looked into the status of NBA free agent big man D.J. White. Sportando

Hapoel Holon penned explosive former UConn combo-guard Jerome Dyson, Israeli sources told Eurobasket. Dyson, 25, signed a one-year contract with no out clauses. After ex-NBA shooter Luther Head mysteriously reneged on his agreement with Holon last month, and D.J. Strawberry surprisingly opted-out of his contract with the team, Holon is expected to announce Dyson's signing later today (Wednesday). Eurobasket.com

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