THURSDAY, 10:17pm: Free agent shooting guard Elijah Millsap is close to signing with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports (via Twitter) and Adam Johnson of D-League Digest confirms (on Twitter). The sides have reached agreement, as international journalist David Pick clarifies (Twitter link). The arrangement will cover the rest of the season and won’t include any NBA escape clause, Pick tells Hoops Rumors. Millsap drew mention as a possible 10-day contract candidate for the Pelicans, who signed Bryce Dejean-Jones earlier today.
Millsap was waived earlier this month by the Jazz, who cut him rather than guaranteeing his minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season. The 28-year-old brother of Hawks combo forward Paul Millsap had seen his minutes decrease this season to 8.6 per contest in 20 appearances after averaging 19.7 minutes a night in 47 games with Utah last year. His career stats are 4.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists to accompany a shooting line of .332/.284/.683.
The 28-year-old client of Brendrick DeAngelo Simmons and Daniel Hazan has been to training camp with the Lakers, Thunder and Bucks since going undrafted out of UAB in 2010, and he spoke with Zach Links of Hoops Rumors in September 2014 about his journey to the NBA.