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Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting today that Cavaliers F Omri Casspi has requested a trade from the Cavaliers-
“Dropped out of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ rotation, forward Omri Casspi, the NBA’s first Israeli-born player, has requested a trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Casspi has shown significant flashes of promise in his young career, but he has become an afterthought for the struggling Cavaliers since missing five games with gastroenteritis in December.
Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant has been making calls on possible deals for Casspi, but nothing has materialized. The request for a trade was made through Casspi’s representatives with Creative Arts Agency (CAA), sources said”
Casspi is averaging 4.9 points per game for the Cavaliers this season, and 13.3 minutes per game, but has not gotten consistent minutes this season at all. Casspi was traded to the Cavaliers along with a conditional draft pick for J.J. Hickson.
In other Cavaliers news, the team recalled Jon Leuer from the Canton Charge of the D-League.
[Related: Cavaliers waive Samardo Samuels]
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The Cavaliers announced this afternoon that they have waived forward Samardo Samuels.
Samuels, 23, played in 18 games (1 start) for the Cavaliers this season, averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds while shooting just 37% and posting a 6.44 PER. His best season came two years ago when he averaged 7.8 points and 4.3 boards in 37 games (10 starts).
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Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao needs surgery for a torn leg muscle and could be sidelined two more months.
Varejao was the NBA's leading rebounder when he injured his knee in a Dec. 18 game against Toronto. Team doctors believed it was only bruised, but when his symptoms persisted, further tests were done and revealed the tear. Varejao will have surgery on Thursday and the...
Former Louisville big man Samardo Samuels was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the weekend. Samuels is in his third season with the Cavs after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
In three seasons in the NBA, Samuels has averaged 5.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. This was expected to be a breakout year for the Jamaican native after losing weight and getting in much better...
The Cavaliers waived Samardo Samuels on Sunday, and the hustling big man is already drawing interest from around the league.
Both the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder are among the teams that may be interested, league sources said.
Samuels is a 6-foot-9 power forward. He was in his third season with the Cavs after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Monday that they recalled forward Jon Leuer from the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. Leuer averaged 19.5 points on 51.2 percent shooting and 12.3 rebounds in 36.5 minutes in eight games for the Charge this season. He has played five games for the Cavaliers, averaging 3.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Sunday that they waived forward Samardo Samuels. Samuels averaged 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 18 games. Since signing with Cleveland as a free agent in 2010-11, Samuels averaged 5.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 109 games. The Cavaliers roster is at 14 players.
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