Shalom Life | April 16, 2014

Maccabi Tel Aviv's Lior Eliyahu Traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves

Could another Israeli born player be NBA bound?

By: David Shear

Published: June 27th, 2012 in News » World

Maccabi Tel Aviv's Lior Eliyahu Traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves

Maccabi Tel Aviv Forward Lior Eliyahu is close to joining his country mate, Omri Casspi in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Eliyahu, who selected 44th overall by the Orlando Magin in 2006, was traded almost immediately to the Houston Rockets. On Tuesday, Eliyahu's rights were traded to the Timberwolves as part of a trade involving Chase Budinger going to the Timberwolves in exchange for the 18th pick in Thursday's NBA draft.

The 26-year-old is now expected to participate in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas where he will have an opportunity to showcase his skills and hopefully become the second Israeli born player in the NBA after Casspi.

Although Eliyahu has three years remaining on his Maccabi contract, he does have an NBA buyout clause and can leave for $500,00 this summer. There is a possibility that the Timberwolves could contribute to Eliyahu's buyout, but it's not expected.

The 6-foot-10, 232-pound Eliyahu averaged 11.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this season for Maccabi.

Castrillo de Matajudíos (Jew Killer) Looks to Adopt Less anti-Semitic Name Castrillo de Matajudíos (Jew Killer) Looks to Adopt Less anti-Semitic Name TrendingLondon School Teacher To Jewish Student: I'll Send You to 'Gas Chambers' London School Teacher To Jewish Student: I'll Send You to 'Gas Chambers' TrendingKansas City Shootings Suspect Is White Supremacist Kansas City Shootings Suspect Is White Supremacist Trending
 

Chinese Tourists Flock to Israel

April 15, 2014 | By Ynet News
Chinese Tourists Flock to Israel

The number of Chinese tourists visiting Israel rose by 30 percent in 2013

Read More

Top 10 Israeli Futuristic Technologies

April 15, 2014 | By Miles Rosenblatt
Top 10 Israeli Futuristic Technologies

A look at ten Israeli companies whose futuristic innovations will shape days to come

Read More

Passover Book Series: Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls [GIVEAWAY]

April 15, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Passover Book Series: Stone Soup with Matzoh Balls [GIVEAWAY]

We speak to Linda Glaser, author of the inspiring book that teaches kids about community, family, and tradition

Read More

Stoudemire to Israel?

April 15, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Stoudemire to Israel?

The New York Knicks power forward has indicated that he could be en route to the Holy Land after his contract ends with the Knicks next summer

Read More

Andrew Garfield Insists That Spiderman is Jewish

April 15, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Andrew Garfield Insists That Spiderman is Jewish

The 30-year-old actor explains why the superhero he plays must be a Jew

Read More

Will Chelsea Handler Take Craig Ferguson's Late Late Night Hosting Gig?

April 15, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Will Chelsea Handler Take Craig Ferguson's Late Late Night Hosting Gig?

A recent Instagram posting from Handler alludes to a late night dethroning

Read More

Boutique Hotels: The Future of Jerusalem's Hospitality Industry

April 15, 2014 | By Ben Jacobson
Boutique Hotels: The Future of Jerusalem's Hospitality Industry

Over the past decade, several boutique hotels have opened up in Israel's capital, catering to members of the city's flourishing business scene

Read More

REVIEW: 'The Sound of Music' on Stage in Toronto

April 15, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
REVIEW: 'The Sound of Music' on Stage in Toronto

Catch Maria and the Von Trapp family on stage with The Lower Ossington Theatre until May 3rd.

Read More

More Headlines