Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli-based Euroleague powerhouse, is interested in Zoran Planinic, according to Israel's leading newspaper. Haaretz reported Monday that Maccabi, winner of two of the last three Euroleague championships, needs backcourt help and is "considering" Planinic. It's the second time in a week that the 6'-7" combo guard has been linked to a Euroleague team. Last week, it was reported that F.C. Barcelona is also interested. Planinic is under contract with the Nets for another year.
- Sports Shorts - Tel Aviv Haaretz