Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  13 responses

Omri Casspi on the Trade Block?

According to ESPN, the Kings could move Casspi by the trade deadline if the right offer comes across the table: “Among the teams that have registered interest in the NBA’s first-ever Israeli: Chicago and New York. The Bulls, in particular, like Casspi not only for his ability to shoot but also his experience in pressure situations after playing at the highest levels of the Euroleague with Maccabi Tel-Aviv as well as his defensive potential, believing that the energetic swingman would develop nicely on D under the guidance of Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. The bonus: Casspi is shooting 40 percent from 3-point range this season – up from 36.9 percent as a rookie – to further squelch his pre-draft rep as a non-shooter. Yet there are obstacles for interested parties. Casspi is also a favorite of Kings co-owners Joe and Gavin Maloof. Sources say Sacramento, furthermore, would likely insist on attaching a long-term contract from the Kings’ roster (such as Francisco Garcia’s) for the right to acquire Casspi, who’s earning a bargain $1.25 million this season. That could dissuade both the Bulls and the Knicks, with New York especially mindful of preserving salary-cap space for the summer. It’s likewise true, from the Bulls’ perspective, that Casspi would give them another shooter but can’t really be classified as a shooting guard, which is the position Chicago has been openly looking to upgrade with Ronnie Brewer and Keith Bogans as its current primary options.”

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  • Cizzo

    Casspi up side is tremendous! I seen this kid in person at the Nike Hoop Summit in May of 08. He really dazzled the crowd with his athletisim ad suprised the Jr. USA Team too.. Would be one hell of a pick up for any play-off bound team.

  • 2dope

    This dude can play. Love to see him in Green.

  • a_whiteman

    Bulls should jump on this casspi and garcia is a good combo I’d take them over bogans and brewer

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  • israel rule

    lets go omri leave sacramento good luck from israel

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    Hes a solid player. Not sure why the kings would want to trade him. Unless hes going to be a fa and they dont want to pay anybody.



  • TheTruth

    I said it before & I’ll say it again he’s the next ginobili any team would be lucky to have him.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    He’s never shown a handle like Manu’s, but the dude can play.
    Sacramento has too many wings that’s why they are trying to trade him and cut their payroll.

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    He’s a good solid player imo.

  • dma

    obviously he’s a perfect fit for New York.

  • monkeyball

    He’s light years away from being a Manu Ginobili. I like him for the Bulls.

  • A

    This guy is good, any team would be very lucky to get him. He might not be a gilbert arenas or steve nash, but in 5 years, he’ll be averaging 20 ppg, 10 rpg, and on the all star team. His outside shot is “sweet” and he can dunk like a monster. I would suggest that the kings just keep him, cause the knicks are just going to be bad anyway.