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Omri Casspi Is a Cleveland Cavalier

Israeli baller gets his wish and departs Sacramento

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Omri Casspi in February.(Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The first and only Israeli to play in the NBA was traded by the Sacramento Kings, his team for his first two seasons, to Cleveland along with a conditional first-round pick in exchange for J.J. Hickson. CBS’s Eye on Basketball blog calls this a win for Cleveland; ESPN’s top NBA beat writer, the tastefully named Marc Stein, reports that Casspi “has been coveted for his combination of defense, energy and underrated perimeter shooting by numerous teams after two solid seasons with the Kings.” So while this may not make up for what happened to Cleveland basketball a year ago, it’s a start.

It’s good news for Casspi, whose sophomore numbers didn’t match his first-year ones, and who made it clear he felt he wasn’t getting the minutes he deserved and hoped to take his talents elsewhere. And we are sure our Shaker Heights readers are very happy. Now if only there’s actually an NBA season this October … .

Cleveland Obtains Omri Casspi from Kings [ESPN]
With Talks Deadlocked, NBA Heads for a Shutdown [NYT]
Earlier: It’s Not Easy Being Casspi

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Mel Harrison says:

This note is not about Omri Casspi, but about Rep Eric Cantor R,Va. Mr Cantor darling of the tea party has turned a blind eye to anti semitism of the tea party. Many of their signs had Rothchild and stars of David on them, not in a flattering way.I believe the power of the press can make Mr. Cantor explain himself, not only to American Jews but to fair minded people everywhere.
Thank you
Mel Harrison
438 Eden Oaks Dr.
Rock Hill SC 29730
803 233 3378


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