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Jordan Farmar Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

Jul 6, 2015 12:44 PM

Jordan Farmar has signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel.

Farmar signed last offseason with the Los Angeles Clippers and was released by the team in January.

Farmar finished last season playing in Turkey.

Farmar previously played for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the lockout.

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Dragan Bender Prevented From Playing In U19 Due To Shoe Contract

Jun 28, 2015 11:35 AM

Dragan Bender, a potential top-5 pick in 2016, was ruled out of the Under-19 World Championship due to his refusal to wear Jordan Brand shoes.

Bender has signed an exclusive deal with Adidas, which prevents him from wearing other brands of shoes under the terms of the contract.

“They said to me, if Dragan doesn't use Jordan Brand shoes, he can't play,” Bender's agent wrote to Draft Express. “We are very sad. He wanted to defend the colors of his country, but it looks like commercial reasons are above sport reasons. I am so sad for all his teammates his coach. They did a great job during the past three weeks (preparing for the tournament).”

David Hein of FIBA.com confirmed that Bender wouldn't play. From FIBA's story:

"Vladimr Vanjak, Croatia's head of delegation at the tournament in Heraklion (Crete), Greece, confirmed to FIBA.com that Bender will be leaving Greece on Sunday.

He said: "The fact is that Bender denied [refused] to play in the Jordan Brand shoes but our Federation has a contract with Jordan and everybody has to play in Jordan Brand. He denied to do that but he didn't say anything before coming here. That's the problem. I talked with my Secretary General and other people who made the decision because we have a very serious contract with Jordan. If he cannot play in Jordan Brand, he cannot play. That's it."

Jonathan Givony/Draft Express

Tags: Dragan Bender, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, NBA, National, International Teams

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Brian Randle, Felipe Reyes Named Co-MVPs For Euroleague Top-16, Round 2

Jan 10, 2015 4:26 PM

Brian Randle of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid have been named co-MVPs for Euroleague Top-16, Round 2.

Each player finished with performance index ratings of 29, which were the highest of the week.

Randle posted 16 points on near-perfect shooting in addition to 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 1 block to lead the champs to a 78-67 home victory over Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. He was 6-for-6 on two-point shots and perfect on 4 free throws to achieve the 29 index rating.

Reyes led Madrid over Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 93-78 with 22 points and 11 rebounds. He made 9 of 13 shots and added 2 assists to claim his first weekly MVP honor since the 2005-06 season. 

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Joe Alexander Leaves Santa Cruz, Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

Dec 26, 2014 2:45 AM

Joe Alexander has signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv for the rest of the season, the club announced.

Alexander has played with Santa Cruz in the NBA D-League this season, where he was named Player of the Week earlier in the campaign.

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Devin Smith Named December's Euroleague Player Of The Month

Dec 22, 2014 8:19 PM

Devin Smith has been named Euroleague Player of the Month for December.

Smith was the Euroleague’s top scorer for the month while in leading Maccabi to a 3-0 record in December to clinch second place in Group B of the regular season. 

Smith starred for Maccabi to the tune of 20.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and just 1 turnover per game in December.

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