Eliyahu to try out for Rockets

The 26-year-old forward has an NBA buyout clause and can leave for $500,000 this summer.

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June 25, 2012 23:25
Lior Eliyahu

Lior Eliyahu_370. (photo credit: Adi Avishai)

 
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Maccabi Tel Aviv’s rebuilding plans could face another unexpected blow following Lior Eliyahu’s decision to try out for the Houston Rockets, who own his NBA Draft rights since trading for him on the day he was selected 44th overall by the Orlando Magic in 2006.

The 26-year-old forward still has three years remaining on his contract with the yellow-and-blue, but has an NBA buyout clause and can leave for $500,000 this summer.

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Eliyahu was given special permission to join the Israel national team late and will leave for the US on July 6 to take part in Houston’s training camp and may stay on for the Summer League.

The question mark hanging over the future of Eliyahu will have Maccabi coach David Blatt sweating uncomfortably, especially with Yogev Ohayon’s fate also up in the air.

Ohayon and Maccabi look set to meet in arbitration after the 25-year-old guard didn’t get the raise he was hoping for following a breakthrough season.

Ohayon claims he has a clause allowing him to leave this summer, but Maccabi vehemently rejects any such suggestion and the saga looks set to continue into the summer.

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