Omri Casspi is apparently way ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken right thumb that was supposed to sideline him for four-to-six weeks, which is why he appears to be so highly sought after as of late. But recent reports suggests that the race to sign Casspi may soon be won.
Per ESPN’s Marc Stein–
Omri Casspi is closing on a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to league sources
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 19, 2017
Casspi was involved in the Feb. 20 trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins and himself from Sacramento to New Orleans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and two draft picks (a first and second rounder). However, Casspi was shortly waived by the Pelicans due to the thumb injury. Only five days after the trade went down.
In his 22 games with the Kings and one game with the Pelicans this season, Casspi has averaged 6.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists, in only 18.3 minutes of action a night. Not exactly stellar, but his base numbers aren’t why he’s held such interest on the open market.
Casspi has shot .460 from the field this season, as well as a solid .394 from beyond the arc. So his ability to spread the floor has greatly increased his value.
Other teams that are reportedly interested in Casspi include the Memphis Grizzlies, LA Clippers and Boston Celtics.