From a King to a Pelican
Casspi’s best since joining the NBA in 2009 with an average of 11.8 points and a frequent place in the starting five.
The 6ft 9” forward has signed a twoyear $6 million contract which ends this season, giving him two months to persuade the Pelicans to offer him an extended deal.
He spent five seasons with the Kings and also had spells at the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets, as well as the Pelicans who waived his services after a previous
BASKETBALL OMRI Casspi says he left Sacramento Kings with a heavy heart before joining New Orleans Pelicans.
Casspi was part of a fiveplayer trade between the Pelicans and the Kings, after a successful spell there.
The Israeli NBA star moves to the Pelicans with Kings star and close friend DeMarcus Cousins, while three Pelicans players join the Kings. Omri Casspi
Casspi, 28, will hope to reignite his trade. stalled NBA career. He has been sidelined Casspi said: “It was not an easy decision by a calf injury since January 13 to leave. I’ve always felt at home in and was only averaging 19 minutes and Sacramento and I’ll carry on supporting 5.9 points per game this season. This the team from afar. The team, the city was disappointing as last season was and the fans will always be in my heart.”