After having a career year with the Kings in 2015-16, forward Omri Casspi has gone from playing a career-high 27 minutes per game to being out of the rotation under new head coach Dave Joerger.
Casspi admits he’s frustrated by his new role—or lack thereof—and hasn’t spoke with Joerger since the preseason.
As Casspi continues to collect DNP-CDs, the rumor mill inevitably will continue to spin, as a number of teams have need of a veteran forward who shot better than 40 percent from three during the past two seasons.
From Cowbell Kingdown:
“Last year, I started a majority of the games and I was guarding the best threes and fours night in and night out,” Casspi told Cowbell Kingdom when asked about being called a defensive liability. “The easy way out when you are a player like me is to call it defense. I don’t remember any guy going off on me last year.”
Earlier this week, head coach Dave Joerger held a team meeting to announce his permanent rotation going forward. Casspi was nowhere on it. He was asked if he had gotten any kind of explanation or one-on-one time with Joerger.
“We haven’t talked since preseason. It was a team-wide meeting only,” Casspi said.