HoopsHype Maccabi Tel Aviv rumors

September 27, 2012 Updates
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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

Maccabi Tel Aviv announced that they have waived Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The British forward arrived in Israel ready to join his new team but the physicals showed that he was not healed from the knee injury suffered with the National Team during the summer. Sportando

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Michael Cunningham: Source says Larry Drew is not seeking to add Blatt to staff. At Maccabi camp to observe, learn, share ideas. Twitter

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According to Israel Today, Pops Mensah Bonsu agreed to terms with Maccabi Tel Aviv. The British forward who is playing Olympics in London spent last season in Turkey with Besiktas winning both Eurochallenge and TBL. Galatasaray and Unics Kazan were interested in Pops too. Sportando

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The Israeli’s league final will probably be the last game of Sofoklis Schortsanitis as a Maccabi Tel Aviv’s player, since the club has already inform him that it will not use the renewal option in his contract for next season. The best offer until now to him from a European elite club, according to Eurohoops.net sources, comes from Spain and Caja Laboral. There is a contract waiting for 27 years old “Sofo” in Vitoria, it’s quite attractive and it’s the first substantial offer for him in the European market. EuroHoops.net

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Having been a role player during most of his professional career, Farmar thrived in Maccabi after he became one of the team's pillars in the Euroleague. "I very much contemplate the possibility of returning to Europe one day because I learnt so much playing here, a different style of basketball," Farmar told Reuters after Maccabi's 74-71 defeat at Partizan Belgrade on Thursday. "Not having this opportunity before, I never knew what it was all about and in my mind the NBA was always the only option. "Knowing that there is such high-level basketball in Europe, where the game is a a lot faster and more physical than in the NBA, will give me more options when the time comes to make a decision to move on." Eurosport

November 28, 2011 Updates

Farmar had 15 points and 13 assists in the win over Cedevita, which raised Maccabi's record to 8-0 in the Adriatic League. He leads Maccabi in scoring and assists in both Adriatic League play (13.2 points, 6.2 assists) and Euroleague league play (14.7 points, 4.3 assists). "It's been a great experience, for me, personally, off the floor, to live somewhere away from home, and get a chance to see my family grow by just being together. No matter where we are in the world, we'll be fine. And then, basketball-wise, it was a great opportunity for me to play basketball the way I know how. I got a chance to do what I do well -- for the first time, really, in my career.'' Farmar knows when he returns to the Nets, he'll take a back seat to Deron Williams, who also played overseas during the lockout and also excelled. Williams, who played for Besiktas, in Turkey, averaged 21.8 points per game, and 6.5 assists, and scored 50 in a game against a German team last week. The Nets' third point guard, Sundiata Gaines, also played overseas, in Georgia. Newark Star-Ledger

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