HoopsHype Omri Casspi rumors

December 16, 2014 Updates

Additionally, Omri Casspi has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's tilt with a left knee bone contusion. Casspi has missed Sacramento's previous four games due to injury. NBA.com

November 28, 2014 Updates

Though he’s quite serious about his sport, it’s obvious Casspi is also having a fantastic time. Earlier this month, he was caught on camera helping Cousins adjust his headband on the bench, a textbook example of how tight-knit the Kings are. “We looked at it right after the game and we’re already viral on Twitter, and it was just fun to see, because I didn’t know the camera was on,” Casspi said with a laugh. “Everybody’s on the same page; everyone’s trying to work hard and get better. It’s all about getting the right group of guys, good locker room people, where it’s fun to come to work every day.” Dime

November 27, 2014 Updates

After finding his way back to where he always believed he belonged, Casspi hopes to stick around for a while. Along with the rest of his teammates, he supported Gay by attending last week’s press conference to announce his extension. Might there be something similar in Casspi’s future? “I love it here!” Casspi said, with a laugh. “Obviously it’s still early, so I’m trying not to think about that sort of stuff right now. I’m just trying to think of how I can help my team win the next basketball game.” Dime

For his part, Casspi views his newly aggressive modus operandi as a positive byproduct of his return to his old stomping grounds. “More than anything, it’s just being comfortable — comfortable in the role, comfortable in the system, comfortable in the city,” Casspi said, “I like to be able to not just be a three-point shooter, to penetrate and get into the lane and create. “It’s just fun, you know? It’s pretty simple.” Dime

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After three seasons away, Omri Casspi is back with the Sacramento Kings. He’s not the same player the Kings drafted with the 23rd overall selection in the 2009 NBA Draft. The Israeli born forward is no longer a rookie with unlimited upside. He is a veteran now and he understands that he is back in Sacramento to play a role, which is something he was not prepared to do as a young player. “A lot more mature,” Casspi said of how he is different this time around. “I think experience is a big part of it. Knowing my role, what I need to do to help this team win basketball games.” Cowbell Kingdom

While the basketball was great, Israel wasn’t the safest spot in the world this summer. Casspi found himself in the middle of not only a political storm, but a full-fledged conflict. Like most players, basketball became an escape for the 6-foot-9 forward. But for Casspi, the bounce of the ball had to drown out the pounding of missile strikes. “At some point, you want to leave politics aside and you want to just focus on what I’m here to do,” Casspi said. “That’s to just play basketball and help my team, my Kings, to win as many basketball games as possible for our fans, for ourselves, for our organization. That’s what I’m here for. So I’m trying to focus on basketball as much as I can.” Cowbell Kingdom

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Casspi confirmed on Friday that he is interested in being a part of the franchise. "We'll see, they're building a team and hopefully I'll be a part of it. I want to be a part of it because I love soccer and I love the city of Sacramento, I think it's going to be great. I'm a big fan, and I enjoyed the game two weeks ago when I was there. I wish I could go tomorrow, but we have stuff to get done here first - I'll follow it," Casspi said. Sactown Royalty

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The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent forward Omri Casspi, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. NBA.com

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Jason Jones: The Kings seriously considered putting in a waiver claim on Casspi, but gambled that he wouldn't get claimed, looks like it'll pay off. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

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