Monday, June 8, 2009

Maccabi Haifa's Offseason

As we enter the offseason, there is much to do to get ready for next season's run at the Israeli Premier League championship as well as the highly regarded Euro Cup. After last season's remarkable and unforgettable march towards greatness, there are much needed concerns entering this offseason, in particular the uncertainty of Haifa's roster. Doron Perkins, MVP of last year's season and perennial guard for the Heat is most likely not to return to the team. Due to his MVP performance last season(15.8ppg,5.3reb,3stl,5.6ast)his stock has risen to the point where he is being recruited by powerhouse organizations like Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv who can afford to pick him up.

Who will replace the leader and MVP for Maccabi Haifa? This should be our main goal this offseason. Finding a replacement that will be able to not only fill the gap Doron left behind but also take Haifa further than last seasons' mark. With Jefferson coming back who added to our late season push with 16.1 ppg, the only concerns the Heat should have would be at the center position and adding to our roster depth which became a major problem down the stretch.