Omri Casspi RUMORS & NEWS

  • Miami Heat interested in Omri Casspi

    Sactown Royalty "According to his producer, Christopher Cochran, Miami Herald columnist Ethan Skolnick reported on his radio show today that the Miami Heat are targeting Omri Casspi in a deal that would net the Kings talented-but-currently-injured guard Tyler Johnson. I feel compelled to mention that I didn't..." February 09

  • Omri Casspi says Kings going in right direction, can make playoffs in West

    Pro Basketball Talk "On paper, and with a little luck, the Kings look like a pretty good team — Rajon Rondo running the point, Rudy Gay on the wing, and DeMarcus Cousins in the paint anchoring it all. Add a coach who gets teams to rack up wins in George Karl and some solid veteran role players (Kosta K0ufos, Caron..." August 28

  • Israel-born Casspi brings Cousins, Kings to his side of the globe

    Sacramento Bee "Omri Casspi is not a politician, lobbyist or expert on the Middle East. He earns a living as a professional basketball player. Occasionally, he even dabbles as an unofficial Israeli tour guide, introducing teammates to his homeland with the robust enthusiasm of a chamber of commerce..." July 29

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Omri Casspi and Kings are nearing agreement on a two-year, $6 million deal to keep the popular swingman in Sacramento

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    Bill Herenda @billherenda

    Hearing Casspi re-signing with #Kings still a possibility

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    Ailene Voisin @ailene_voisin

    Kings intent on re-signing Omri Casspi, who desperately wants to return and play for George Karl. OC is also a Fegan client (DMC) so beware.

  • Omri Casspi Encouraged By George Karl, Wants To Re-Sign With Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Omri Casspi would like to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings in free agency this offseason. Casspi has been encouraged by the initial weeks of George Karl's tenure. “I want to come back here so badly,” Casspi said. “I love the community and I feel like the team is finally moving in the right..." March 25

  • Omri Casspi set to make his return tonight, but Rudy Gay and Carl Landry will sit out

    Sactown Royalty "Omri Casspi has missed 13 of the last 18 games as he's dealt with a knee contusion, but after participating in his first full practice in a while yesterday, Casspi has been upgraded as probable for tonight's game against the Miami Heat. Casspi, when healthy, has been one of Sacramento's best..." January 16

  • Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

    Real GM Basketball "Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans. Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season. “My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who..." July 23

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    Jason Friedman @JasonCFriedman

    Omri Casspi went through workout yesterday, took part in shootaround today. Says he's good to go tonight vs. Clips.

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  • Rockets' Casspi takes opportunity, runs with it

    Houston Chronicle "Omri Casspi has done a lot of good in a short time with the Rockets. But he isn't satisfied and probably never will be. The small forward spends a lot of time looking at everything he has done wrong and working on the things he can correct. He has been an offensive spark for the Rockets in..." October 16

  • Report: Cavs' Omri Casspi could be bought out, pursued by Houston

    CBS Sports "Ever since impressing the NBA in the first two months of his rookie season with the Sacramento Kings, Cleveland Cavaliers' forward Omri Casspi has struggled mightily with his play. Casspi has struggled to make shots, make plays, and find minutes over the past couple of seasons. Even with a..." February 28

  • Omri Casspi and Cleveland Cavaliers Discussing Buyout

    Fear The Sword "ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Cavaliers are discussing a buy out with Omri Casspi. The deadline for players to be bought out and still be eligible for the playoffs is tomorrow. The Rockets are apparently his biggest suitor. Given their three-point heavy offense, the Rockets make sense as a..." February 28

  • Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao, and Omri Casspi on NBA All Star Ballot

    Fear The Sword "With under 10 percent of the season played, the NBA has opened up voting for the All Star Game. That doesn't make much sense to me, but apparently it makes sense to them. They have released the ballots and a variety of ways that you can vote for the starting lineups up until January 14th. On the..." November 14

  • Omri Casspi says defense matters in maintaining playing time

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "He has played in only three games this season, so Omri Casspi admitted he was nervous playing a season-high 14 minutes at Oklahoma City on Sunday. "I was a little anxious in the beginning," said Casspi, who made just one of seven shots. "I wasn't comfortable, a little nervous, finally playing..." November 13

  • Omri Casspi hoping to bounce back in second year with Cavs

    Akron Beacon Journal "On his way out of town after last season, Omri Casspi made it a point to tell both Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant and coach Byron Scott that it was the first time he actually learned the game of basketball. It was a stunning confession from a third-year NBA player, but Casspi explained..." October 08

  • With Byron Scott still prodding, Omri Casspi producing more for Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Omri Casspi had his own cheering section on Sunday. "It was a school from Israel," Casspi said with a smile after Monday's practice. "I was surprised because I didn't know they were coming. I met with them after the game. I heard them." As if inspired by their rhythmic clapping and chanting..." March 27

  • Former King Casspi enjoying life as Cav

    Sacramento Bee "It didn't take long for Omri Casspi to become a fan favorite in Sacramento. Casspi along with Tyreke Evans were first-round draft picks of the Kings in 2009. Both started well and played in the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge during All-Star weekend. But by the end of his second season Casspi's..." February 20

  • Omri Casspi expresses his frustrations with labor talks on Twitter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Omri Casspi isn't pleased with the negotiating tactics of NBA owners, and has become the latest player to vent his frustration through social media. The Cavaliers swingman used his Twitter account to express his displeasure with the labor talks on Friday night, pushing for union..." November 12

  • Omri Casspi injures knee while training with Israeli basketball team

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There are conflicting reports about a knee injury suffered by Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi during training with the Israeli basketball team. Because of the NBA lockout, the Cavaliers cannot contact Casspi or comment on the reports. According to, Casspi, the first Israeli-born..." August 12

  • Casspi unhappy with diminished role

    Sacramento Bee "With less playing time these days, Kings second-year forward Omri Casspi believes it would be "egotistical" to demand a trade but made it clear he would welcome a new opportunity next season. Casspi made his feelings known in a column for the Israeli sports website One. Casspi said the Kings..." April 06

  • Kings' Casspi gets 'golden opportunity'

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings pulled off a big win in Portland last Monday, but Omri Casspi was stuck on three blown defensive assignments as he walked to the team bus. Casspi rectified those mistakes in the second half, but he still wasn't pleased. That's the kind of accountability the Kings want to see from..." January 31