The big money is waiting.
It is not known if Danny Avdia's record-breaking ability will remain even later in the season.
The numbers and body language of the Israeli talent in the last week are ones we haven't seen from him since he arrived in the best league in the world, so it's hard to predict how long he will keep this pace.
What's more, the reality in the NBA is dynamic and changing, and overnight and in the blink of an eye, teams can change from end to end.
What is certain is that at the current point in time, Avdia's situation looks promising.
Even before last week, he was ranked in the first places in the league defensively in the advanced statistics, which should keep him on the wave for many years, regardless of his offensive outputs.
Roy Hachimura's trade, and especially the unequivocal statement of Washington Wizards General Manager Tommy Shepherd about his trust in Danny, sent a message to the entire system - from the coach, who understood who he should go with, to the players, who are starting to internalize the significant place of their Israeli friend.
The other good news is that his good ability is reflected in the team's victories, even against good teams like Dallas and New Orleans.
The fact that Danny is a significant factor in the team's success will make the whole system go with him, along with all the reasons we mentioned here, and will help him improve his situation for the next contract in Washington, or elsewhere.
If he continues at the current rate, the amounts in the next contract will be at completely different levels.
The time has come to drive a stake in one group, photo: Hapoel Jerusalem
A new track.
If T.J. Klein only wanted to - he could become a major player in the major league that earns a lot of money every year.
The sparseness in the Israeli market, especially in the local high-end market, and his good abilities in the paint and outside the arc, make him a sought-after player among the top teams.
The European experience he gained in Hapoel Holon and other respected European teams also upgrades his status.
But Klein, people who know him well testify, thinks differently and behaves differently.
As a member of a family with money, the financial side is not the only thing that motivates him (even if it is sometimes an important consideration).
Almost every season he tries his luck - and his connections thanks to his mother, the legendary former player Nancy Lieberman - in the NBA summer league and the development league, in order to possibly get a contract in the best league in the world - efforts that have not proven themselves so far.
Signing with Hapoel Jerusalem is definitely a good opportunity to recalculate a course.
A few good months with a trained team that is on the rise can put him on the shelf, and give him the possibility to ask for a good contract in the summer (with exit options, don't worry) in one of the top teams in Israel.
Free skydiving, photo: Oded Karni
And only they have nothing left.
We are at the beginning of February, and Hapoel Holon was left with nothing in the paint.
Marvin Jones, who had an excellent start to the season, has looked like a shadow of himself since the reports of falling contacts with Euroleague teams.
Javin Delroyer does not fit the level of a team that aspires to win titles in Israel and go far in the Champions League, and the lack of success in bringing an Israeli player has been talked about since the summer.
Holon's management, which usually receives compliments for its ability to react on the fly, got a little stuck.
It took her a few weeks to get a replacement for Kenny Kadji, and even then she didn't hurt.
She saw Chinano Onuaku going to Hapoel Tel Aviv, Hax Klein in Jerusalem, and yesterday the final blow came - Justin Tillman, a player whose name has been on Holon's lists for several years, signed with Hapoel Haifa, a team much worse than the champion. The club members should To justify the reputation they have gained and to find a quality reinforcement for the color, so that they can face the decisive stages of the season.
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