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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.”
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In the process, there is a cloud of drama and the seemingly inevitability hanging over the franchise’s head. Many people around the NBA expect Cousins to leave Sacramento when he becomes a free agent in 2018. “They’re fooling themselves if they think he’s sticking around,” said one league executive. “The good news for them is his value will always be high. There isn’t a point of no return in which you’re not getting high value for him. Teams will bid against each other in the trade market. Maybe [Cousins] doesn’t go for the biggest money in free agency but you’d love to have that card to play.”
Storyline: DeMarcus Cousins Trade?