Report: Former Kings forward close to deal with T'Wolves

Report: Former Kings forward close to deal with T'Wolves

Omri Casspi is on the move once again.

After being waived by the Pelicans at the end of February, the former Kings forward is reportedly close to a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

News of the two sides being close to a deal was first reported by ESPN.

Casspi was part of the trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to New Orleans for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway.

He appeared in just one game with the Pelicans. He played 24 minutes on Feb. 23, but broke his thumb and was waived two days later.

In 23 games between the Kings and Pelicans this season, Casspi is averaging 6.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

The Timberwolves are schedule to play in New Orleans on Sunday night.

 

Injured Casspi waived by Pelicans after one game

Injured Casspi waived by Pelicans after one game

Omri Casspi's tenure with the New Orleans Pelicans lasted just one game.

The team announced Saturday that they have waived the former Kings forward.

In his Pelicans' debut on Thursday, Casspi broke his right thumb. He was expected to miss at least four weeks. In 24 minutes of action against Houston, Casspi scored 12 points and grabbed two rebounds.

The move by the Pelicans was made in order for the team to sign former Warriors guard Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract.

Casspi, an eighth-year veteran, was traded by the Kings to the Pelicans as part of the DeMarcus Cousins deal last Sunday. He played in just 22 games for Sacramento this season, averaging 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest.

 

Former Kings forward Casspi breaks thumb in Pelicans debut

Former Kings forward Casspi breaks thumb in Pelicans debut

NEW ORLEANS — Omri Casspi has broken his right thumb in his first game with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Casspi says he's expected to miss about four weeks but hopes he can return a little sooner than that.

The forward says he jammed the thumb on his shooting hand while trying to defend Houston guard Eric Gordon in the third quarter of the Pelicans' 129-99 loss to the Rockets on Thursday night.

He says he briefly remained in the game but opted for an X-ray after it swelled up and learned it was broken.

Casspi scored 12 points while playing just under 24 minutes.

Casspi was acquired by New Orleans on Sunday night in a trade with Sacramento that also brought DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans.