Hapoel Jerusalem announced: James Paladin is leaving


James Paladin leaves Hapoel Jerusalem: “Who knows, maybe I will return”
Maccabi Tel Aviv players celebrate a championship with the yellow fans (Almond light)
Hapoel Jerusalem said goodbye to one of its stars in the last two years tonight (Saturday), when it announced the departure of James Paladin. The state cup holder had an option on the 32-year-old American-Dominican guard who joined it in 2018, but in the end the fortunes fell and he is expected to continue his career at Real in Spanish flying.

In a post posted on Instagram, Paladin admitted that he was in a storm of emotions, writing: “I arrived in Jerusalem after a difficult season in all sorts of ways, and I was looking for a place to have a home for me. I found such a home. I heard great things about the organization before joining it. , For the CEO, through the coach and the players to the fans, they all made me feel as comfortable as I did not feel anywhere else. Who knows, maybe I’ll come back. ”

The club’s announcement reads: “After two wonderful years full of memories, two years in which we won two state trophies and one winner’s trophy, two years in which he won the hearts of all of us – we say goodbye today to King James Paladin. Thank you very much, we thank James Success at his next stop. ”

During the last season, Paladin averaged 13.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 26.7 minutes per game in the Israeli league. In the Champions League he scored 15.6 points per game in 29.8 minutes per game.

As you may recall, Jacoben Brown and Tyson Thomas left Hapoel Jerusalem and did not return with the team to the games after the Corona break, but it is still unclear whether they will return or not next season. Jerusalem believes that at least one of them will return, with the odds leaning in Brown’s favor. John Holland has already left and signed for Kazan, and Emanuel Terry is also not expected to continue.

Coach Oded Katash met with the team’s management during the week, and he will continue in his position, but within the professional team, personnel changes are expected. In the Israeli sector, Katsch is interested in continuing to cooperate with Tamir Blatt, but the situation is still complex and unclear. Nimrod Levy wants to leave in light of the lack of minutes he received this season, and captain Bar Timor is waiting for the management’s answer regarding his future.


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