Found August 29, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
I love Cleveland. They gave me a lot, I owe them a big one. [...] Basically, I just have to go back to playing my basketball. To be good, effective, to punish — everything I didn’t do last season. I need to go back to my old self. I know that the team brought more players on the wings, and everybody in Cleveland is good. But none of us is an All- Star. We don’t have Kobe or LeBron there. Coach [Byron] Scott says that whoever is better will play, and I believe him.

–Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Omri Casspi, discussing the 2012-13 season with Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv. After being acquired for power forward JJ Hickson a year ago, Casspi disappointed, averaging 7.1 points on a career low 40.3 percent shooting. The team recently added small forward CJ Miles and is still attempting to agree to terms with forward Alonzo Gee and it was recently reported that Casspi could be bought out by the Cavaliers.

[Related: McCoy: No Place I’d Rather be but Cleveland]

(Source: Jodie Valade)

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