NBA stars tempted by Israel loan move

By Danny Caro, July 22, 2011

The NBA's two Jewish stars ‑— Omri Casspi of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Jordan Farmar of the New Jersey Nets — have both held preliminary talks about a temporary move to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The pair are in talks with Maccabi due to serious concerns that the NBA strike may wipe out the entire season. Farmar said: "I'm definitely considering playing in Israel but there is nothing concrete yet."

Farmar, who earns $4 million a year with the Nets, would be unlikely to pocket more than $500,000 for a season in Israel.

Last updated: 10:01am, July 22 2011