Wojnarowski NBA Report: Casspi requests a trade

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting today that Cavaliers small forward Omri Casspi has requested a trade from the Cavaliers.

“Dropped out of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ rotation, forward Omri Casspi, the NBA’s first Israeli-born player, has requested a trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Casspi has shown significant flashes of promise in his young career, but he has become an afterthought for the struggling Cavaliers since missing five games with gastroenteritis in December.

Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant has been making calls on possible deals for Casspi, but nothing has materialized. The request for a trade was made through Casspi’s representatives with Creative Arts Agency (CAA), sources said”

Casspi is averaging 4.9 points per game for the Cavaliers this season, and 13.3 minutes per game, but has not gotten consistent minutes this season at all. Casspi was traded to the Cavaliers along with a conditional draft pick for J.J. Hickson.

In other Cavaliers news, the team recalled Jon Leuer from the Canton Charge of the D-League.

[Related: Cavaliers waive Samardo Samuels]

  • Dan105

    Until I read this headline, I had completely forgotten that Omri Casspi was on this team.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Yea didn’t see this one coming at all!

  • mgbode

    ESPN better update their tickers. “Dirk upset with Mavs move aside”, we have a real headline for you!

  • So what is the minimum you would take for Casspi?

    $25 gift card to Applebees?

  • JNeids

    I hope wherever he goes he gets a real chance. I’m not saying he is great or would be a difference maker on our or any team, but I think he showed earlier this year he at least deserves a shot.

  • WhoCares216

    Have fun Crapssi, the only place that will trade for you is D-league or WNBA if you can grow your hair out and tuck back

  • I’d like to offer Portland Casspi and Sacto’s first round pick for Hickson – who is averaging 12 and 11 in TWENTY NINE MINUTES A GAME and is younger than Casspi. How quickly would Portland hang up? Or would it take a while because of all the hysterical laughing on the other end

  • @TheDeePagel

    if they still have to 2-$20 I’d go down $5….but nothing wrong with starting high.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    You already have JJ junior in Thompson so it wouldn’t make sense.

  • horace

    he’s a bum, a YMCA team wouldn’t trade for this turd. send him back overseas, hopefully he’s still under warranty.

  • humboldt

    Chipotle and you have a deal

  • You mean because Samardo Samuels, whoops I mean Jon Leuer, Whoops I mean…. Wait who is the 4th big man?

  • this is such a great comment. just the right amount of snark

  • thenoclist

    Are you sure this didn’t originate from The Onion?

  • mgbode

    it’s not like another team didn’t have to completely give up on the potential of Hickson as well before the light bulb finally went on that he needs to actually assert effort to succeed in the NBA.

  • mgbode

    thank you sir.

  • Natedawg86

    Wait he missed 5 games for the farts? Wouldn’t that help him more than hurt him playing basketball. No one would want to guard him or box him out!

  • Natedawg86

    I would like to point out that if we lose Casspi, chances are we are also losing Tal Talmon. Have you not been keeping current on your jspace?!? http://www.jspace.com/news/articles/omri-caspi-and-new-girlfriend-make-it-official/10432

  • “Casspi has shown significant flashes of promise in his young career”


  • Harv 21

    can you explain this reference?

  • SDA

    Kinda cold-hearted around here today. I like Omri, says all the right things does all the right things. I just don’t think he fits into our system. I hope he finds a home and does well for himself.

  • NoVA Buckeye

    No. A $10 gift card to Pilot/Flying J.

  • NoVA Buckeye

    When he was in Sacramento, he actually put up decent numbers.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I think it’s Kevin Jones right now… I actually like Jones a lot. Huge effort guy, excellent rebounder, complete player. Not a dynamic athletic presence, but the NBA is full of 10-year vets who never have been.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Cuz, you know… without a reference it looks a tad anti-semitic.

  • mgbode

    44% from 3pter when he got some time this year (ignore what happens when he steps inside the arc though).

  • Or even with a reference

  • That first sentence slayed me.

  • woofersus

    Yeah, I like him a lot too. We’ve seen a bunch of “AAAA” NBDA guys who can make it rain against vastly inferior competition, but fall flat at the NBA level. Jones, however, can rebound and play halfway decent defense. His offensive game is limited against NBA level bigs, but that will improve over time, and the other end of the floor make him more likely to stick. His effort probably keeps him out of Scott’s doghouse too.

  • Guest

    It’s possible it’s just unintentionally nonsensical, but the phrase “you Jew” always sort of sets off the spidey sense.

  • woofersus

    It’s amusing that a promising young guy went to SAC and turned terrible, and the promising young guy they sent back also turned terrible. At least we got a draft pick. (probably)

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  • Captain Kidd

    Would the Canton Charge count? Him and Hargondy (sp) would rule that league….

  • zonk

    And in other news, Romney demands a recount…..

  • dwhit110

    Jones reminds me a little bit of Leon Powe… When he still had two working knees, before he was on the Cavs.