Omri Casspi (MIN) – “The Great Casspi” ad

(Logan Bowles/USA TODAY Sports)
(Logan Bowles/USA TODAY Sports)

Profile:

MIN Forward: 6’9, 225 lbs; 9th year, Israel

NBA Role: versatile hybrid forward UnderDOG

Omri Casspi is a very useful, hybrid forward; provides floor spacing and rebounding in the second unit – starting to play more small ball four; good shooter – form isn’t pretty (arm drops really far down) but Omri is normally in the 35-37% range from downtown, can really catch fire; one of the best, ‘create something out of nothing’ slashers – dribbles upright: won’t cross you up but hits stylish floaters and driving lay-ups off broken plays; cuts well – very good at angling his body to the rim before he makes the catch*; falls into ‘shoot em up’ mode: could be a lot more efficient if he plays w/ someone who commands a double team (KAT) or can penetrate & generate open opportunities

*Casspi catches the ball at an angle he can work with, makes a couple dribbles & gets all the way in:

Signature Shot: slashing floater

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 73

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Couple DOG Facts:

Career: 8.2 points/game, 4.1 rebounds/game, 44% FG

Avg. career-high 11.8 points/game (2016)

First Israeli NBA player


More on the “Great Casspi”

“Featured Lights”

  • “Casspi v. Curry: A Tale of Two Halves” – Omri Casspi & Stephen Curry (GS) w/ an old-school, Texas-western style shootout  (via FreeDawkins; Dec. 2015):

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