Israeli guard Yam Madar was reported to be a candidate to play with German club Ratiopharm Ulm for the upcoming season should he not receive a contract to play in the NBA with the Boston Celtics by The Sports Rabbi Josh Halickman and Yakov Meir of Israel HaYom newspaper.
But Partizan Belgrade has now moved into the picture according to Omri Manheim of Sport 5 as the EuroCup squad will look to bring on board the 20-year old Madar on a long term deal.
Belgrade’s legendary coach Željko Obradović is in the process of building a team that will compete to move back into the Euroleague and features the likes of Zach LeDay and Kevin Punter both of who played last season with Milano.
Madar who was selected by the Celtics in the 2020 NBA Draft with the 47th pick in the second round, played with the club’s Summer League team where he averaged 4.7 points in 3 games but was forced to sit out the last couple of matchups due to a minor injury.
Last season with Hapoel Tel Aviv, Madar scored 17.1 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and handed out 5.2 assists in 30 games. Madar still has one year left on his Hapoel Tel Aviv contract and a buyout reported to be roughly $250K will be necessary should the Sabra move to another team for the upcoming campaign.
Ulm will be playing both in the German domestic league along with the EuroCup continental competition and is coached by Jaka Lakovic who has been at the helm since 2019. In his first season as head coach with Ulm, the former Panathinaikos and Barcelona star guard worked with point guard Killian Hayes who was drafted by the Detroit Pistons 7th overall in the 2020 Draft.
However, with Obradovic under the helm at Partizan, Madar would also receive a top level education from the fiery bench boss.
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