Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 2/28/13
The Cleveland Cavaliers appear willing to meet the wishes of small forward Omri Casspi as the two parties are reportedly engaged in talks surrounding a buyout. Cavs and Omri Casspi indeed engaged in buyout talks, I’m told, with deal to part ways possible before March 1 deadline (which is Friday) — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 28, 2013 Casspi, unhappy with falling out of the Cavaliers’ rotation upon the acquisition of Wayne Ellington from Memphis, reportedly desired a buyout with the goal of subsequently joining either the Houston Rockets or Memphis Grizzlies. The goal of the discussions would be to part ways before the March 1 deadline so that the player could be eligible to play in the playoffs with a different team. The Rockets, per Stein, are a “legit and confirmed suitor” for Casspi. Casspi has largely disappointed during his tenure with the Cavaliers, being on the other end of the deal which sent power forward JJ Hickson to Sacramento. Since the pre-lockout deal, Casspi has squandered a starting job in 2011-12 and followed it up with 36.7 percent shooting in 2012-13. The 6-foot-9-inch swingman,  is currently averaging 4.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. Casspi was set to earn $2.27 million this season and has a qualifying offer of $3.31 million for 2013-14. He is presently recovering from emergency appendectomy surgery which occurred this past weekend. [Related: Cool, calm and collected, Luke Walton leads Cavaliers’ crafty reserves]
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