Trevor Booker Signs With Bnei Hasharon (Israel)

Washington Wizards combo-forward Trevor Booker has signed a one-year deal with Israeli club Bnei Hasharon. Booker’s contract has an opt-out clause that will allow him to return to the Wizards whenever the lockout ends. The Washington Post has the details: “No one knows for sure when the next NBA season will begin, but Wizards forward Trevor Booker has already ensured that he will be playing professional basketball this fall. Booker signed a one-year deal on Thursday with Israeli Basketball League team Bnei HaSharon that has an opt-out clause that will allow him to return to the Wizards. ‘I’m real excited,’ Booker said in a telephone interview on Thursday. ‘I get to play against some competition again. I think it will be a neat experience, so I’m definitely excited.’ Booker is the first member of the Wizards to sign with a team overseas since the lockout began on July 1. Booker’s agent, Andy Miller, said that Booker had been “getting an earful for about 40 days” about the possibility of playing overseas until the right deal came along with the team that plays in the top division of Israeli basketball. Wizards General Manager Ernie Grunfeld’s son, Dan, played for Bnei HaSharon last season.”