Nets guard Farmar signs with Israeli champions

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TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Israeli basketball champion Maccabi Tel Aviv has announced the signing of New Jersey Nets guard Jordan Farmar.

The Maccabi team said in a statement that Farmar will play for Tel Aviv as long as the NBA lockout continues.

Farmar, who is Jewish, won two NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers before moving to the Nets in 2010.

He is the latest NBA star to move to a team playing in the European leagues, following fellow Nets star Deron Williams, who will play for Turkish team Besiktas.