Mar 30, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Omri Casspi (36) drives past Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris (left) and forward Tobias Harris (15) in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
This comes as bit of a shock to me. According to John Telich from Fox 8, the Cavaliers are likely to reach an agreement with Omri Casspi to buy out his contract and part ways. Casspi had an absolutely terrible season in 2011-12 and lost the starting small forward job to Alonzo Gee halfway through the year. He posted a career-low 11.2 PER and had a true shooting percentage of just 49.9%.
Source:— john telich (@JohnTelich8) August 19, 2012
#Cavs likely to buy out Omri Casspi from contract. Hearing this may be a mutual desire.
According to the tweet above, both Casspi and Cleveland are looking to move on. Casspi, who was acquired in a deal with the Sacramento Kings for J.J. Hickson, just never seemed comfortable in Byron Scott's system and constantly struggled. Interestingly enough, Hickson was also let go by the Kings, cementing this trade as the most irrelevant trade in the history of professional basketball.
Some of you were wondering about the roster spots and how the Cavs were able to fit C.J. Miles and Alonzo Gee. Well it appears that we've found our answer.
It's important to point out that this is not official by any means. But, I generally trust John and his sources, so there's not really any reason to doubt the legitimacy of this rumor.
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