Well, as both a Pacer fan & Maccabi Tel-Aviv fan, I have to say these 2 teams are developing a strange connection..
For those wondering what Saras is doing these days to stay in shape, well I watched him on Israeli TV today in practice with Maccabi. He was interviewed saying he is looking for the next year with the Pacers, and that he's expecting a better year than last year. He mentioned the busy NBA calendar as a main reason for his struggle.
He was practicing along with Rodney Buford and Will Bynum, the new Maccabi signings. They are considered as problematic signings for Maccabi, who had problems getting new players due to the war with Lebanon. Buford is expected to be more effective as he played in Europe before. Bynum is more of a project.
As Maccabi tries to rebuild its roster having its core taken to the NBA in the last 2 years, they are now reported to be very interested in... Josh Powell. They are hoping he's cut from the Indy roster, and they might offer him a contract.
This is also true for Baston, whom Maccabi will surely bring back if possible.
BTW - the practice was stopped after 10 minutes thanks to one of the more enthusiastic fans who threw a smoke grenade into the court. Middle east atmosphere..