Maccabi coach Giannis Sfairopoulos was happy with his squad’s performance post-game while he also commented about the all but done departure of Elijah Bryant – who was watching the game from the sidelines – to the Milwaukee Bucks. “He was an important part of our rotation, an important player. He had this offer. We are sad that he left on one hand, but on the other hand, it is his future and that is life in basketball. If I agreed? Every coach wants to see his players develop and grow, improve their game. Maccabi helped him reach the highest goal of an American basketball player, I’m happy for him. Shocked the team? I do not believe so. I hope Elijah likes Giannis Antetokounmpo more than he liked Giannis Sfairopoulos,” the coach said, per Sport 5.
Shams Charania: The Bucks are planning to waive forward Rodions Kurucs and signing guard Elijah Bryant of Maccabi Tel Aviv to a two-year deal, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Emiliano Carchia: Elijah Bryant is expected to leave Maccabi Tel Aviv now to join the Milwaukee Bucks, source tell @Emiliano Carchia & @RoiCohen99
Maccabi got the 98-81 win on Sunday over Ironi for the Israeli Winner League and Elijah Bryant had a great game with 25 points on 9/10 FG.Those kinds of performances and potential led the Milwaukee Bucks to make him recently an offer, as Bryant’s agent Adam Pensack revealed to Eurohoops.
Emiliano Carchia: The New Orleans Pelicans are interested in Maccabi Tel Aviv guard Elijah Bryant, an Israeli league source told @Emiliano Carchia. Bryant averaged 9.9ppg in Winner League and 8.4ppg in EuroLeague this season
December 3, 2021 | 12:18 pm EST Update
Chris Haynes: The Portland Trail Blazers have fired Neil Olshey, ending his 10-year run as the GM and president of basketball operations, league sources tell @YahooSports.
Christopher Hine: Chris Finch said at shootaround today that Jaden McDaniels is not here in Brooklyn with the team. Everyone else who was sick on the injury report appears good to play. They will see how Towns feels tonight but he was a part of shootaround, for what that’s worth.
December 3, 2021 | 11:35 am EST Update
There is optimism within the organization, though, that Lopez could return this season, per a team source. And while this is the 14th NBA season for the 33-year-old Lopez, Budenholzer told reporters the team does not believe this surgery has a chance to be career-threatening.