Recap of Hapoel Tel Aviv's 80:95 victory at Zdevita Ljubljana in Eurocup/Sport1
Canadian center Cam Birch was cut by the San Antonio Spurs before the start of this season, after touring the NBA since 2017, first with the Orlando Magic and later with the Toronto Raptors. According to a report on the Italian website Sportendo, one of the teams monitoring Birch's condition is Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Birch has reportedly been training for some time with Italy's Rayer Venezia, Hapoel Tel Aviv's Eurocup rivals, coached by Ex Yellows Neven Spahia. However, Maccabi Tel Aviv may open talks with the interior player, and there is another team in the picture - Yannis Sfairopoulos' Red Star Belgrade, the Greek who replaced Spahia on the lines at Yad Eliyahu in late 2018.
Birch collaborated with Spropoulos at Olympiacos in the 2016/17 season, when the Greek team was only stopped in the Euroleague final. The center's averages that season, which was his only in Europe's top factory, were 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, one block and 62.4% from the field in 37 games.
Birch played with Team Canada at the 2019 World Championships.
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