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Sunday, August 14th, 2011 at 12:18 pm  |  6 responses

Omri Casspi to Sign With Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv, Owner Says


According to the Jerusalem Post, Cavs swingman Omri Casspi will be returning to the Israeli club team he once played for while the NBA’s lockout drags along: “Israeli NBA star Omri Casspi is returning to Maccabi Tel Aviv, David Federman, one of the club’s owners said in an interview with Army Radio on Sunday. According to Federman, the majority of Casspi’s contract has been negotiated and he will be joining Maccabi for the upcoming season, granted the NBA labor dispute continues and the 2011-2012 NBA season is delayed or canceled all together as many suspect. ‘We are really in advanced negotiations with Casspi and for a number of weeks we have been contemplating how to act. Assuming Omri wants to play in Europe, it will be with us,’ Federman said. Maccabi Tel Aviv offered Casspi $40,000 a month until the NBA work dispute is resolved. Casspi is under contract with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers but would be allowed to sign with a European club as long as the NBA owners continue to lockout players until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is signed by the parties.”

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  • BEN ZONAH

    Now they have Casspi and Farmar. Euroleague champs wazup. sh David Stern yelech lehizdayen

  • http://dsjfklfl.com Jukai

    All they need is Amare!

  • Danny_W_UK

    Assuming Omri wants to play in Europe, it will be with us,’ Federman said.

    He part owns the Team, and probably knows more about Israel than me, but………..Israel is in Western Asia, not Europe.

    Is this gonna be another Manu Ginobli ‘(Argentinian) Euro Baller’ thing?

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    “NBA star”? I didn’t know that if you were paid an NBA salary you instantly become a star.

  • dave

    Danny_W_UK:

    Maccabi plays Euroleague, so Omri does play in Europe.
    The local leagues dont really matter considering Maccabi has won that like what 99 out of 100?

  • John

    Caboose, check the source. In his country, he’s a star. Just like Carlos Arroyo is a star in his country.

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