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After losing Ante Zizic for at least six weeks due to a torn hamstring, Maccabi Tel Aviv have found a replacement.

Matthias Lessort

Matthias  Lessort
Position: C
Age: 25
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 113 kg
Birth place: France

The Israeli powerhouse signed a two-month contract with French center Mathias Lessort, the club announced on Tuesday. The news were first broken by Roi Cohen of Sport5.

Lessort represented AS Monaco last season, helping them claim the 7DAYS EuroCup title. The 25-year-old averaged 12.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 17.8 PIR over 24.5 minutes in the EuroCup.

The 2.06 m big man also recorded 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks over 2 EuroCup finals games against UNICS Kazan.

It was previously reported that Alex Tyus was on the radar of the Maccabi as well.

Current roster

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

Position Player Status
PG Scottie Wilbekin Signed until 2023 +1
PG Yiftach Ziv (story) Signed until 2023 +1
PG Keenan Evans (story) Signed until 2022 +1+1
PG Ben Harush (story)
Signed until 2022
SG Kameron Taylor (story) Signed until 2023
SG John Dibartolomeo (story) Signed until 2022 +1
SG Dori Sahar Signed until 2022
SF James Nunnally (story) Signed until 2022 +1
SF Max Heidegger Signed until 2023
SF/PF Derrick Williams (story) Signed until 2022
PF/SF Oz Blayzer (story) Signed until 2022
PF Angelo Caloiaro (story) Signed until 2022 +1
PF TJ Cline Contract option +1
PF/C Jake Cohen (story) Signed until 2023
C Ante Zizic (story) Signed until 2022
C Mathias Lessort (story) Signed until December, 2021
C Jalen Reynolds (story) Signed until 2023
C Roman Sorkin (story) Signed until 2023
Coach Giannis Sfairopoulos
Expired contract Chris Jones (will not return), Othello Hunter (not coming back), Dragan Bender, Yovel Zoosman, Eidan Alber, Omri Casspi (retired)
Rumored to leave Tyler Dorsey (not coming back), TJ Cline
Interested Dragan Bender, Alex Tyus (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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