Jon Scheyer Rumors

Two weeks back we spoke of Heat 2010 summer hopeful Jon Scheyer landing with Israeli League and EuroLeague force Maccabi Tel Aviv. A respected NBA agent familiar with such transactions said the deal for the former Duke sharpshooter is at $180,000 for the first season and $250,000 for the second, which falls below what an American import would be expected to earn in such a situation. “It’s much lower than anyone expected, considering he is Jewish,” the agent said, noting Scheyer therefore does not technically take up one of the team’s designated import slots. The agent added, “The deal is being panned by those in the business in Israel.”
via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Former Duke basketball star Jon Scheyer joined Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv on Sunday, saying his college experience prepared him well for coping with high expectations. Because he is Jewish, Scheyer is eligible to become an Israeli and not count against a league cap on foreign players. He is expected to take a leading role for the defending Israeli champion, which lost the title game of this year’s European championship to Greece’s Panathinaikos. “They had a great season last year and I want to build off that this year,” Scheyer told reporters a day after arriving in Israel for the first time.
via SI.com