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NBA Trade Rumors: Omri Caspi draws interest from many playoff teams, including Cleveland Cavaliers

By Menahem Zen / 2017.03.13
Omri Casspi warms up before his first game with Pelicans against the Houston Rockets on Feb. 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Many playoff teams are reported to be interested to get Omri Casspi into their roster. The 6'9" forward is currently in the recovery process after he broke his thumb in his debut for Pelicans last February.

According to CBS Sports, his recovery process is approximately only one week away and many teams have drawn interest to bring him in. Casspi fractured his right thumb in the game against against Houston Rockets on Feb. 23, as he played for his debut in New Orleans Pelicans. He played for 23 minutes and contributed 12 points as the Houston Rockets defeated Pelicans 129-99.

Two days later, the Pelicans waived him after he was ruled out for four to six weeks. However, his recovery process turns out to be faster than expected. He will be ready to return to play within next week, and many playoff teams have stated their interest in him.

One of the teams, according to Fansided, is Cleveland Cavaliers. The team is reported to bring in former Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders to replace the injured Andrew Bogut. Cavs also plans to sign Casspi.

The 28-year-old player is unlikely to play as starting lineup, but his accuracy in perimeter shooting and three-pointers will be valuable off-the-bench. Casspi has an average of 44.3 percent in field goals and 36.9 percent in three-pointers within his eight years in the NBA.

The Israeli national team player came to NBA in 2009 after four years playing in Euroleague for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Sacramento Kings selected him in the first round as the 23rd overall pick. In three months after his debut, he made the starters in December 2009. He tied the Randy Brown's record in 1992 as the player who scored most point in their debut as starters with 22 points.

After playing for many teams from Sacramento Kings, to Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and back to Sacramento, he was traded to New Orleans Pelicans. Unfortunately, he injured his thumb in the first game, which made the Pelicans waived him.

Watch his comment after he fractured his thumb during the first game below:

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