HoopsHype Hapoel Jerusalem rumors

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Stoudemire is part of a four-man ownership group, including superagent Arn Tellem, that purchased 60 percent of Hapoel Jerusalem last summer and turned the franchise into the top team in the Israeli league at 20-7. Stoudemire’s late surge, during which he played near his All-Star level the season’s final month, could prompt him to seek another NBA contract after 2014-15 when his $100 million pact expires. But he’s also mulling Israel to boost its profile. New York Post

Israeli-American Ori Allon, who heads the Hapoel ownership group, said he has had discussions with Stoudemire about playing for Hapoel Jerusalem. Allon has a goal of making Hapoel into the same recognizable brand as Maccabi Tel Aviv and believes Stoudemire’s addition — as owner or player — has put the team on that path. “We’ve discussed it in the past,’’ Allon said. “It would be tremendous and unbelievable but it’s still early. I think it’s a real possibility, but he played very well this season so it’s up to him.’’ New York Post

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New York Knicks' superstar power forward Amar'e Stoudemire has joined a group in talks to buy Israeli basketball club Hapoel Jerusalem, he tweeted on Friday. Stoudemire tweeted that he is "excited to join the partnership that is giving back to the city of Jerusalem by offering the Hapoel basketball team a fresh start." Jerusalem Post

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New York Knicks' superstar power forward Amar'e Stoudemire has joined a group in talks to buy Israeli basketball club Hapoel Jerusalem, he tweeted on Friday. Stoudemire tweeted that he is "excited to join the partnership that is giving back to the city of Jerusalem by offering the Hapoel basketball team a fresh start." Jerusalem Post

The New York Knicks’ star forward Amar’e Stoudemire, who’s been reconnecting with his Jewish roots over the past few years, says he’s joining a group that’s likely to purchase the troubled Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team. “Excited to join the partnership that is giving back to the city of Jerusalem by offering the Hapoel basketball team a fresh start,” Stoudemire (@Amareisreal), 30, tweeted on Friday morning. Times of Israel

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Reno Bighorns 6-foot-9 power forward Samardo Samuels officially penned a two-month agreement with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Super League, league sources told Eurobasket yesterday. According to people with knowledge of the parties' partnership, Samuels' contract, his first outside American soil, is valued at $25,000 monthly for two-months, excluding playoff bonuses. Eurobasket.com

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Samardo Samuels is close to penning a deal with Israeli team Hapoel Jerusalem. The American player has been in the NBA this season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Samuels has played also with Canton Charge and Reno BigHorns. Sportando

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Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is nearing a deal to play with Hapoel Jerusalem during the NBA lockout, sources told Yahoo! Sports. A formal agreement could be reached as soon as this week that would allow Bradley to return to the NBA if the league-imposed lockout ends during Hapoel’s season. Yahoo! Sports

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