HoopsHype Omri Casspi rumors

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Last month, when Casspi rarely left the bench, Yahoo! Sports reported that Casspi’s agents had requested a trade from the Cavs. But in an interview with JTA, Casspi said he had never made such a request. “It’s not anything that has to do with me, so I have no comment,” said Casspi, a native of Yavne, a city in central Israel of some 33,000 people. Times of Israel

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The Cavs' trade with Memphis illustrated what a team armed with cap space can accomplish. Whenever a team can turn Jon Leuer into Marreese Speights and a first-round pick, it's a win. The deal was lopsided and a feather in Grant's cap. The Grizzlies needed to get under the luxury-tax threshold. His last two transactions have helped re-shape the team. His waiver claim of journeyman Shaun Livingston was also a shrewd move. Grant will be on the prowl for more young talent at the Feb. 21 deadline. Three players with expiring contracts, Luke Walton, Daniel Gibson and Omri Casspi, could be moved. ESPN's Marc Stein said not to be surprised if the Cavs flop Speights to another team at the deadline. News-Herald

January 26, 2013 Updates

Daniel Gibson and Omri Casspi, according to NBA front-office sources, are the most likely Cavs to be dealt along with Speights, who had to give his consent to be sent to Cleveland as one of the 13 players in the league this season (see Box No. 6 here for the detailed explanation) who had trade-blocking power related to his Bird rights. ESPN.com

January 13, 2013 Updates

Don’t expect the Cavs to offer forward Omri Casspi a qualifying offer this summer. That would make Casspi an unrestricted free agent in July. However, no one expected the Cavs to offer Luke Harangody a qualifying offer in June 2012, either. A rumor surfaced that Casspi had asked to be traded. A source said it’s nothing but a rumor. It’s time to part ways with Casspi, however. Morning Journal

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The fourth year forward says the contract and playing time issues won’t become a distraction, but makes it clear he is now looking forward to testing his market value in free agency and confident his skills will bring in suitors. “I’m looking forward to free agency to see what’s going to happen and see what [deals] are out there,” Casspi said. “I’m pretty confident where I’m at.” HoopsWorld

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