Jarvis Hayes is considering an offer from Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Euroleague powerhouse, according to reports out of Israel. Hayes is one of five members of last year's team who has been unable to land a job in the NBA and even the Israeli offer is not firm. Hayes is reportedly competing with Kirk Penney, the New Zealander who was the second highest scorer in the recently concluded World Championships.
The Nets have held on to Hayes' Bird Rights. They can retain them if he plays overseas or renounce them. In addition to him, former Nets Bobby Simmons, Josh Boone, Trenton Hassell, and Chris Quinn are without jobs. Quinn has also been rumored to be heading to Maccabi.