After breaking thumb in only game with Pelicans, Omri Casspi is waived

It appears as though Omri Casspi’s tenure with the New Orleans Pelicans will last all of one game. A day after hurting himself in his Pelicans debut, Caspi was reportedly waived by the team to make room for Reggie Williams. Casspi came to New Orleans from the Sacramento Kings in the DeMarcus Cousins trade following the All-Star Game. He was averaging just under six points a game...
Via Sportsnaut
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Casspi breaks thumb in Pelicans debut, out about 4 weeks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Omri Casspi has broken his right thumb in his first game with the New Orleans Pelicans. Casspi says he's expected to miss about four weeks but hopes he can return a little sooner than that. The forward says he jammed the thumb on his shooting hand while trying to defend Houston guard Eric Gordon in the third quarter of the Pelicans' 129-99 loss to the Rockets...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans collapse against Rockets in Boogie’s debut

Omri Casspi broke his thumb too so it’s all coming up roses DeMarcus Cousins came out to raucous cheers and buried the first basket of the game. The crowd, especially for Muses night (one of the most popular Mardi Gras parades of the year), was electric and the Smoothie King Center was rocking. Games in the days before Mardi Gras itself are problematic; traffic is a nightmare and...
Via The Bird Writes
22 hours ago

Omri Casspi offers positives and could carve out a nice role with the New Orleans Pelicans

Casspi’s three-point shooting and transition game are of the potent variety — much more so than Dante Cunningham or Solomon Hill. I don’t know if you guys heard the news or not but the Pelicans and the Kings made a trade over the weekend. Sacramento sent three time All-Star to New Orleans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and two picks in the upcoming...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

Who is Langston Galloway?

Where there’s a will, there’s a Galloway An oft-ignored player in the blockbuster trade that sent Omri Casspi and DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans is Langston Galloway. With Buddy Hield and the first round pick being the centerpiece, and Tyreke Evans a hometown favorite returning, it’s easy to overlook the young guard that the Kings acquired. NBA Journey Sacramento’s...
Via Sactown Royalty
2 days ago

A farewell to Omri Casspi

The Kings traded a fan favorite this week. Omri Casspi’s second tenure with the Sacramento Kings came to an end on Sunday night when he was included in the blockbuster trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. As I feared prior to the All-Star break, the Kings essentially gave Omri Casspi away. He never got a real opportunity to play for the Kings this season...
Via Sactown Royalty
2 days ago

DeMarcus Cousins explains in 2 words why he changed his number with Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans will unveil their newly acquired All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins on Thursday, when they take on the Rockets, but the colors of Cousins’ jersey won't be the only change.The 26-year-old will be wearing a new number when he hits the floor, trading in the No. 15 he wore during his seven-plus years with the Sacramento Kings for No. 0. So why the change? Cousins...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Video reportedly shows DeMarcus Cousins’ reaction to trade news

The biggest story to emerge from NBA All-Star Weekend was DeMarcus Cousins getting traded to the New Orleans Pelicans — the same city that hosted the weekend’s festivities.News broke after the All-Star Game that Cousins had been traded by Sacramento along with Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, and two draft picks — including a first in 2017...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings F Omri Casspi out for up to 2 weeks with calf injury

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi will miss up to two weeks with an injured right calf. The team said Tuesday that an MRI showed Casspi strained a tendon in his calf during practice on Monday. Casspi is averaging 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this season.
Via Associated Press
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Kings' Casspi has not spoken with coach since preseason

New season, new faces, same problems for the Sacramento Kings. According to a report by Matt George of Cowbell Kingdom, Kings head coach Dave Joerger recently held a team meeting to announce his permanent rotation moving forward. One prominent omission was veteran forward Omri Casspi. When asked if Joerger had provided him with any sort of one-on-one explanation for his exclusion...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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