Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 1 month ago

Casspi (illness) will miss the Kings' season finale Wednesday.

Casspi was initially ruled questionable to play Wednesday, but he hasn't shown any improvement and will be sidelined with ultimately nothing on the line. Casspi closed the season with a strong stretch of play, and he said Tuesday that he'd like to return to Sacramento next season.

Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 1 month ago

Casspi (illness) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers, Cowbell Kingdom reports.

Casspi came down with the stomach flu Wednesday morning, so the team will wait to see if his condition improves before ruling him in or out for the season finale. If he does play, he'll likely see big minutes with Rudy Gay (head) out of the lineup. Casspi is averaging 19.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 34.0 minutes in the month of April.

Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 1 month ago

Casspi said he would like to return to Sacramento next season, Cowbell Kingdom reports. "I love it here," Casspi said. "I want to come back here. My agent knows that. I know that. I love it here."

Casspi came to Sacramento on a minimum contract and developed into a valuable contributor, particularly after George Karl took over the reins. He's averaging just 8.9 points and 3.9 rebounds on the season, but over the last two weeks those numbers jump to 19.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 34.0 minutes. Casspi is also shooting a career-best 40.2 percent from deep this season. "I think it's a little bit of everything," Casspi said of the change in his game. "I think him (Karl) giving me the confidence to play. It's not a fluke. It's me playing out there and doing what I do. I feel confident. I think I grew a lot." The Kings have not tipped their hand with regards to their future plans for Casspi, but it seems likely they'll, at the very least, explore the possibility of bringing him back on a new deal.

Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 1 month ago

Casspi scored 26 points (7-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 10-13 FT) with nine rebounds and six assists in 37 minutes during Monday's win over the Lakers.

Rudy Gay's concussion issues have opened up minutes and touches for Casspi, and as a result he's vaulted into fantasy prominence as the regular season winds down. Wednesday's finale, the second game of a home-and-home with the Lakers, will give him one more chance to produce big numbers for his owners.

Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 1 month ago

Casspi scored in double figures for his seventh straight game Sunday, posting 22 points (8-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-8 FT), seven rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes.

Casspi is worth owning for the remainder of the season. In April, he's averaging over 33 minutes per game, 18.5 points, five rebounds and 1.7 assists.

Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 2 months ago

Casspi scored a career-high 31 points (12-20 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT) Tuesday against the Timberwolves. He also collected five rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 35 minutes.

With DeMarcus Cousins (foot) sitting out, Casspi and Rudy Gay took on the scoring load for the night. Gay pitched in with a team-high 33 points. Cousins is expected to sit out again Wednesday against the Jazz, and Gay (headache) is questionable, making Casspi an interesting stream option and potential daily games play. He's a maddening player at times due to his erratic play. It's generally feast or famine with Casspi; however, he has had four straight games scoring in double-digits, and if Cousins is out again, Casspi should be considered a safe play Wednesday.

Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 2 months ago

Casspi will remain in the starting lineup Tuesday, the Sacramento Bee's Jason Jones reports.

Rudy Gay (concussion) is back in the lineup, but Casspi will stay in to play the three. He should continue to see 28-36 minutes, scoring 10-18 points.

Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 2 months ago

Casspi posted 17 points and three rebounds in 37 minutes of action Friday against the Pelicans.

Casspi has been given the starting nod with Rudy Gay out, but hasn't been particularly strong as a result. He's averaging just 12.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.0 steals over the last five games. While he's getting the minutes to contribute, his weak production makes him worth owning in 12-man formats -- no shallower.

Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 2 months ago

Casspi started at small forward for Rudy Gay (concussion) and scored 18 points (8-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in 38 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.

Casspi is averaging 10.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.1 threes per game as a starter this season and is a good spot start anytime Rudy Gay is out.

Omri Casspi SG/SF SAC 2 months ago

Casspi will get the start Wednesday against Houston, Gary Gerould of ESPN reports.

With Rudy Gay (concussion) out of action, Casspi figures to earn a few starts at small forward. He'll start in Gay's place Wednesday alongside DeMarcus Cousins and Carl Landry.