Guy Pnini returns to Maccabi Tel Aviv

2022-06-23 09:11

Veteran Guy Pnini reunited with Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, the club officially announced. The former team captain signed a one-year deal with an option for another one.

"I am delighted to come back home, to where I grew and learned to play basketball," Pnini said. "I am excited to once again wear the yellow jersey and meet the fans. I missed it. I'm sure that it will be a very exciting season."

He was a part of the Yellow team for 8 years, from 2009 to 2017. During his stint there, the 38-year-old forward won the EuroLeague in 2014, 3 Israeli league titles, and 8 Israeli Cups.

2-pointers this season

Points made: 20,5
Accuracy: 53,3%
Place in standings: 3
Record max: 27
Record min: 11
Most made 2FGs: Ante Zizic

After the long tenure in Maccabi, Pnini shifted to Hapoel Holon. With the latter squad this past season, he added the fourth Israeli league trophy to his collection.

Pnini averaged 5.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists over 27 games in the domestic championship.

He also posted the averages of 5.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 5.1 PIR in 18 BCL duels. Hapoel participated in the Final Four of the competition but finished fourth, losing against Tenerife in the semis and Ludwigsburg in the match for the third place.

Pnini is a long-time member of the Israeli national team. He participated in multiple EuroBaskets: 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2017.

Current roster

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

Position Player Status
PG Scottie Wilbekin Signed until 2023 +1
PG Yiftach Ziv Signed until 2023 +1
PG Keenan Evans Signed until 2022 +1+1
SG John Dibartolomeo Signed until 2022 +1
SF James Nunnally Signed until 2022 +1
SF Max Heidegger Signed until 2023
SF/PF Guy Pnini (story) Signed until 2023 +1
SF/PF Bonzie Colson (story) Signed until 2024
PF Angelo Caloiaro Signed until 2022 +1
PF/C Jake Cohen Signed until 2023
PF/C Alex Poythress (story) Signed until 2024
C Jalen Reynolds Signed until 2023
C Roman Sorkin Signed until 2023
Coach Oded Kattash (story)
Expired contract Derrick Williams, Ante Zizic
Rumored to leave Ante Zizic (won't come back), Scottie Wilbekin (story), James Nunnally, Derrick Williams, Jaylen Reynolds
Interested Nick Calathes, Marius Grigonis, Chris Jones, Matt Thomas, Darrun Hilliard (story)

See all the EuroLeague transfer market news here.

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