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Sacramento Kings sign Casspi, Hollins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have signed forward Omri Casspi and center Ryan Hollins. The Kings announced the deals Thursday. Terms of the contracts were not released. Sacramento selected Casspi 23rd overall in the 2009 draft. He was the first Israeli-born player to be drafted by an NBA team and play in the league. Casspi has averaged 7.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Blatt on Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘This war is Israel’s most justified’

“Yoav Borovitch, Globes Online: Do you support the operation? David Blatt, Cavaliers coach: Absolutely. In my opinion, this war is Israel’s most justified war I can remember in recent years. I’m really sorry about what’s happening in Gaza, but there’s no doubt that we had to act there, so that Israel will have quiet there once and for all, and we can live in peace.”...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings: Omri Casspi Signing Grade

Sacramento Kings: Omri Casspi Signing Grade By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, minimum Since having the two best seasons of his career in his first two years in the league, Casspi has struggled to find any kind of footing. The Kings traded him to the Cavaliers and his production and playing time slipped each season, only playing in 43 games...
Via HoopStuff
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi To Sign With Kings For One-Year, Vet Minimum Deal

Omri Casspi will sign a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings after clearing waivers on Friday. Casspi's deal will be for the veteran's minimum. Casspi began his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings as their first round draft pick in 2009.
Via RealGM
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Sign Omri Casspi

The Sacramento Kings have signed Omri Casspi to a one-year deal at the league’s minimum, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Casspi was previously drafted by the Kings in 2009. In two seasons with Sacramento, he averaged 9.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 24.5 minutes per game. Casspi cleared the... The post Kings Sign Omri Casspi appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings News: Sacramento signs Omri Casspi

The Sacramento Kings are expected to sign Omri Casspi to a one-year deal per NBA insider Marc Stein of ESPN: ESPN sources say Omri Casspi is finalizing a one-year contract at league min. with Sacramento tonight after clearing waivers earlier Friday— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 25, 2014 Casspi was drafted by the Kings in 2009 and spent two seasons with the club before moving...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi Goes Unclaimed On Waivers

Omri Casspi has cleared waivers after being released by the New Orleans Pelicans. There had been an expectation that a team would claim Casspi. Casspi is expected to receive interest from the Sacramento Kings.
Via RealGM
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team interested in Omri Casspi?

After Omri Casspi was traded by the Houston Rockets and then waived by the New Orleans Pelicans recently, the Israeli forward was expected to be picked up by the Sacramento Kings – the team that drafted him – via a waiver claim. However, according to Marc Stein from ESPN, Casspi cleared waivers today and is now a free agent. Interestingly, Steve Kyler from Basketball Insiders...
Via Lakerholicz.com
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Waive Casspi

  photo courtesy of wikimediacommons.org The New Orleans Pelicans waived forward Omri Casspi Wednesday because they couldn’t trade him and his current contract would’ve been guaranteed August 1st, sources say.   Casspi was recently traded to the Pelicans as part of the Omer Asik trade.   The Sacramento Kings, who drafted Casspi in 2009 and traded him away for JJ Hickson...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Former King Omri Casspi tries to make sense of Gaza conflict

Omri Casspi arrived in Sacramento with his ego bursting, his prospects for a long-term career with the Kings promising, and his tiny country of Israel riding on his shoulders, along for the ride. Five years later, he barely recognizes his life. Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, has been traded twice. He expects to be waived by the New Orleans Pelicans by Aug. 1. He...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

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 can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be fun...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

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 can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be fun...
Via RealGM
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans, Rockets, Wizards Complete Three-Team Trade

The New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards have completed a three-team trade, according to David Aldridge via Twitter. The Pelicans will receive Omer Asik, Omri Casspi and $1.5 million from the Houston Rockets. The Rockets will receive Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee and a 2015 protected first-round pick from the... The post Pelicans, Rockets, Wizards Complete Three...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

TGR NBA Sportsman of the Year

 Congratulations to the 2014 NBA Sportsman of the Year Omri Casspi. The change of scenery to Houston has helped rejuvenate Casspi's NBA career. The Rockets Forward averaged 6.9 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 1.2 APG. He played in 71 games, starting 2. This is Casspi's second time winning the award. The Rockets are playoff bound. Others considered were Jordan Farmar, David Stern/Adam...
Via The Great Rabbino
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi tried to enter the world of the dunking elite last night...fail

Omri Casspi of the Houston Rockets had an opportunity to join the likes of LeBron James and Blake Griffin as elite NBA dunkers featured on PSD RedZone. Well, Casspi made it to RedZone...but for all of the wrong reasons.In Houston's 104-92 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday night, Casspi drove the lane and got cut off at the hoop by C's rookie Kelly Olynyk. Instead of throwing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaqtin’ A FooL: Volume 3, Episode 8

This week in Shaqtin’ A Fool show we have Corey Brewer, D.J. Augustin, Omri Casspi, Shawne Williams with Nick Young and a few bad hook shots by Spencer Hawes, Al Jefferson and Tiago Splitter. Check the video out and choose the best blooper of the week!  The post Shaqtin’ A FooL: Volume 3, Episode 8 appeared first on The League News.
Via The League News
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

McHale's 'Emotional' Message Pushed Casspi To Join Rockets

Omri Casspi has stabilized himself as a reserve in the Houston Rockets' rotation and credits Kevin McHale's recruitment of him for his contract with the team in the offseason. Casspi added McHale's message to him served as a confidence booster. “Coach (Kevin) McHale left me a message over the summer when they started recruiting me and we started talking,” Casspi...
Via RealGM
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockets bench wildly celebrates Dwight Howard's three-pointer (Video)

The Houston Rockets bench wildly celebrated as center Dwight Howard hit a rare three-pointer during the second quarter of Friday night's game against Golden State.The entire Rockets bench stood up with their arms in the air making "3" hand signals, with Omri Casspi adding a little extra by jumping up and down and waving a towel.Not only was it Howard's first three...
Via Holdout Sports
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi celebrates Hannukah at the White House

This year was fun with the advent of Thanksgivikuh. A strange convergence of the Jewish lunar calendar and the United States' holiday calendar that we have never seen in our lifetimes brought the start of Hannukah, the Jewish eight-day festival of lights celebrating an ancient military victory over the Philistines, on the same day as Thanksgiving, the American celebration of...
Via Bloguin Best
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Omri Casspi celebrates Hannukah at the White House

This year was fun with the advent of Thanksgivikuh. A strange convergence of the Jewish lunar calendar and the United States' holiday calendar that we have never seen in our lifetimes brought the start of Hannukah, the Jewish eight-day festival of lights celebrating an ancient military victory over the Philistines, on the same day as Thanksgiving, the American celebration...
Via Crossover Chronicles
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockets score 38 points in fourth quarter to beat Grizzlies

Chandler Parsons scored 17 points, Omri Casspi added 16 and the Houston Rockets overcame a double-digit deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-86 on Monday night. Houston (10-5) trailed for most of the night and its 93 points were a season low, but the Rockets made a 14-2 run early in the fourth quarter, pushing ahead 67-65 on a pair free throws by Casspi with 8:26 remaining....
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockets rally for 93-86 win over Grizzlies

Chandler Parsons scored 17 points, Omri Casspi added 16 and the Houston Rockets overcame a double-digit deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-86 on Monday night. Houston (10-5) trailed for most of the night and its 93 points were a season low, but the Rockets made a 14-2 run early in the fourth quarter, pushing ahead 67-65 on a pair free throws by Casspi with 8:26 remaining....
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockets’ Casspi happy for Spurs’ assistant Udoka, discuses past & present

AT&T CENTER – Back in the 2009-2010 NBA season, current San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka and Houston Rockets forward Omri Casspi were teammates together on the Sacramento Kings. For Casspi, he was an NBA rookie at 21 years of age. Udoka was a veteran at 32 years old. Fast forward to Thursday evening at the AT&T Center where the Rockets had just defeated the...
Via Project Spurs
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki Ejected For Hitting Omri Casspi’s Head (Video)

Dirk was simply trying to make a play on the ball here but it ended up resulting in his ejection. A couple of those Rockets commentators are really trying to make it seem like Dirk is known for dirty play. Follow Mark Gunnels @RealMarkGunnels Facebook.com/FullScaleSports Twitter: @FullScaleSport
Via Full Scale Sports
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki Ejected For Hitting Omri Casspi’s Head (Video)

Dirk was simply trying to make a play on the ball here but it ended up resulting in his ejection. A couple of those Rockets commentators are really trying to make it seem like Dirk is known for dirty play.
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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