Report: Ex-Warrior Bender signs contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv


It appears Dragan Bender is headed back to Israel.

The former Warriors forward signed a contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv, according to multiple reports.

This allows Bender to make some money and compete at a high level for several months until the 2020-21 NBA season begins.

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The 22-year-old -- who signed two 10-day contracts with Golden State last season -- averaged 9.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists over nine games in a Warriors uniform.

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He racked up 23 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the Dubs' last game before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the season.

Before entering the NBA as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Bender played for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the 2015-16 season.

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