Omri on the move

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY SI­MON GRIVER

BASKETBALL OMRI Casspi has bounced straight back into the NBA af­ter sign­ing with the Min­nesota Tim­ber­wolves.

Casspi had been ex­pected to miss the sea­son af­ter break­ing his thumb last month dur­ing his de­but for the New Orleans Pel­i­cans af­ter join­ing from the Sacra­mento Kings. The Pel­i­cans im­me­di­ately re­leased him so they could sign an­other player.

The Is­raeli star has re­cov­ered faster than ex­pected and will be en­cour­aged by the large num­ber of NBA teams that en­quired about his avail­abil­ity.

Casspi, 28, had been ex­pected to sign for one of the teams in the fi­nal 16 play­off look­ing to strengthen their squad, but the Tim­ber­wolves look un­likely to make the cut with only 13 games re­main­ing over the next month.

No de­tails have been dis­closed about Casspi’s con­tract, which may in­clude a bonus over the re­main­der of the $6 mil­lion two-year deal he signed with the Kings in 2015, which ex­pires in the sum­mer.

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