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Omri Casspi
Omri Casspi
Position: F
Born: 06/22/88
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $2,963,814
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That’s why for the second straight summer, Casspi, along with the NBPA Foundation for the first time, hosted a special cultural tour in Israel earlier this month to bring pro athletes and celebrities with him to his country. “It was incredible really the fact that we had the players’ association involved this year, and we were doing stuff in my home city and Jerusalem, renovating basketball courts,” Casspi told the NBPA. “That means a lot to me. I worked super hard on this trip, and this is something I’m really grateful for.”
3 days ago via NBPA
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Casspi especially enjoyed spending time with Gay, the subject of trade rumors most of the summer. Gay has been Casspi’s teammate for two seasons since Casspi rejoined the Kings. “Having some quality time with Rudy and just talking about this upcoming season and the summer we’ve been through so far,” Casspi said. “And we got to work out there. We got some good pickups and had some great games. And he looks good, he looks healthy, he looks in shape, and I’m excited.”
Storyline: Rudy Gay Trade?
If the Kings improve their camaraderie in the locker room, they would have a better chance to improve on the court. “That’s one value a lot of teams overlook a lot in the NBA,” Casspi said. “But if you look at at how they build and rebuild, you look at San Antonio and the Warriors, they don’t have bad locker room guys. And it comes to a point where everybody’s good, everybody can play. If I make Cuz (DeMarcus Cousins) better and Cuz can make Rudy better and Rudy can make Darren (Collison) better and we push one another, our locker room can push one another and have a healthy locker room, that goes a long way.”
Israeli NBA star Omri Casspi is scheduled to land in Israel this Thursday, accompanied by fellow players in the NBA, as part of a public relations campaign to improve Israel’s image in the US and fight BDS, Yisrael Hayom reports. He is to be accompanied by other fellow NBA and WNBA players, who have enlisted their support for a second time after a similar solidarity trip Casspi made last year. Casspi expressed the importance of the mission for him: “We worked day and night for this journey […] We are continuing in our work to change public and youth opinion in the US, to create as positive an image of Israel as possible.”