18 Facts About Omri Casspi


Omri Moshe Casspi is an Israeli former professional basketball player.

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Omri Casspi mainly played at the small forward position, but could play at the power forward position.

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In July 2014, Omri Casspi was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a three-team trade, but was later waived.

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Omri Casspi is the son of Shimon and Ilana, and has an older brother, Eitan, and a younger sister, Aviv.

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Omri Casspi received the 2008 Israeli League Sixth Man of the Year award, averaging 10.

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In 2008, Omri Casspi declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA draft, but he withdrew before the declaration deadline after failing to receive a first-round draft guarantee from any NBA club.

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On June 25,2009, Omri Casspi was selected with the 23rd overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2009 NBA draft, becoming the first Israeli player selected as a first-round draft pick.

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On October 28,2009, Omri Casspi made his NBA debut for the Kings against the Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring 15 points.

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In February 2010, Omri Casspi was chosen to participate in the NBA All-Star Weekend Rookie Challenge, as well as the NBA All-Star Weekend H–O–R–S–E Competition against Kevin Durant and Rajon Rondo.

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On June 30,2011, Omri Casspi was traded, along with a 2012 first round draft pick, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for JJ Hickson.

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On July 15,2014, Omri Casspi was traded from the Rockets to the New Orleans Pelicans in a three-team trade that involved the Washington Wizards.

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On September 18,2014, Omri Casspi signed with the Sacramento Kings, returning for a second stint.

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Omri Casspi tied Mike Bibby's team record with nine three-pointers.

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On February 1,2019, Omri Casspi suffered from a meniscus tear in his right knee and surgery would be scheduled accordingly.

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On November 1,2019, Omri Casspi was named Israeli Player of the Month after averaging 11.

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Omri Casspi plays for the senior Israeli national team in international competition, and he was the team's captain at the 2015 EuroBasket.

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In 2015, those joining Omri Casspi included DeMarcus Cousins, Caron Butler, Chandler Parsons, Iman Shumpert and Tyreke Evans.

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On July 6,2017, Omri Casspi was one of seven athletes to have been honored with participation in the torch lighting ceremony of the 2017 Maccabiah Games.

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