Omri Casspi
SF GSW
2 weeks ago

Casspi agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Warriors, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Casspi was all over the place last season, with stints in Minnesota, New Orleans and Sacramento. Between the three teams, he averaged 5.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 17.9 minutes. In joining the Warriors, Casspi provides yet another strong shooter off the bench, which should fit in perfectly with Golden State's offense. Casspi can play both small forward and power forward, but the fact that he'll be a reserve on team with four All-Star players likely means he'll struggle to be a huge contributor in fantasy circles.

Omri Casspi
SF GSW
4 months ago

Casspi totaled one point (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two assists and one rebound across 12 minutes during Monday's 110-109 victory over the Trail Blazers.

EDGE Analysis

Since seeing 22 minutes in his Timberwolves debut, Casspi has averaged 2.5 points on 35.7 percent shooting across 13.3 minutes per game and has failed to make a three-pointer. It's possible he's still feeling some lingering discomfort in his right thumb, which he fractured during his team debut with the Pelicans. Regardless, if he sees only around 15 minutes per game moving forward, Casspi can safely be ignored in the vast majority of fantasy formats.

Omri Casspi
SF GSW
4 months ago

Casspi compiled five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and one rebound across 22 minutes off the bench in a 100-93 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau wasted no time in inserting the newly-signed forward into the rotation, as Casspi saw a healthy minutes load behind starters Gorgui Dieng and Andrew Wiggins. However, it was a rough outing for the veteran sharpshooter, who led the team with five turnovers. That won't be the norm for Casspi, whose ability to space the floor should make him a valuable asset off the bench more often than not.

Omri Casspi
SF GSW
4 months ago

Casspi will be available to make his Timberwolves debut Tuesday against the Spurs, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After signing with the Timberwolves on Monday, it wasn't certain if Casspi would dress right away in games after having limited time to get settled in with his new team, but it appears it's not much of a concern for coach Tom Thibodeau. Casspi, who hasn't played in a game in nearly a month while recovering from a fractured thumb, is expected to occupy the role that had previously fallen to Nemanja Bjelica (foot), who has been ruled out for the season. Look for Casspi to serve as the top backup to power forward Gorgui Dieng, offering the second unit some capable outside shooting.

Omri Casspi
SF GSW
4 months ago

Casspi officially signed with the Timberwolves on Monday, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old Casspi began the season in Sacramento before being shipped to New Orleans as part of the DeMarcus Cousins deal. He fractured his right thumb in his Pelicans debut, leading to the team waiving him a few days later. With the thumb now close to 100 percent, Casspi will provide valuable floor-spacing to a Wolves team starved for depth up front. While Casspi will likely require a handful of practices get back up to speed, the expectation is that he could step in as one of the Wolves' top forwards off the bench. Casspi is a career 36.9 percent shooter from beyond the arc, and he closed last season shooting a career-best 40.9 percent from three. Until the team confirms his availability, consider Casspi questionable to play Tuesday against San Antonio.

Omri Casspi
SF GSW
4 months ago

Casspi (thumb) is expected to sign a contract with the Timberwolves in the near future, ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports.

EDGE Analysis

Casspi was waived by the Pelicans in February after fracturing his right thumb in his team debut, but he's progressed quicker than anticipated and looks like he'll be healthy enough to play in the final three weeks of the regular season. Though several teams were reportedly interested in bringing Casspi aboard, it appears the depth-starved Timberwolves provided the most appealing opportunity for the 28-year-old. It's expected that he'll officially sign with the team in the coming days, but he may need to get in a practice or two with the Timberwolves before coach Tom Thibodeau would feel comfortable including him in the rotation. Once he gets acclimated, Casspi could settle in as the top backup to power forward Gorgui Dieng, effectively filling the role that had belonged to Nemanja Bjelica (foot), who was recently ruled out for the season.

Omri Casspi
SF GSW
4 months ago

Casspi (thumb) has been cleared to resume basketball activities, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Casspi's thumb is healing faster than expected after he fractured it on Feb. 23 during his Pelicans debut, and has been fully cleared to resume basketball activities. He'll likely be evaluated for a roster spot by contending teams, or playoff bound teams, and could sign with a squad sooner than later. Regardless, he probably won't garner big minutes wherever he goes, as most playoff teams have filled out their roster well by this point.

Omri Casspi
SF GSW
4 months ago

Casspi (thumb) is about a week away from receiving clearance to take contact and has drawn interest from a number of teams, ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being acquired from the Kings in February as part of the DeMarcus Cousins trade, Casspi fractured his right thumb in his debut with the Pelicans back on Feb. 23 and was waived shortly thereafter once it was determined he'd be sidelined for four-to-six weeks. It appears that Casspi is recovering quicker than expected, and at the latest, it seems that he'll be fully healthy by the end of the month, which has prompted some playoff-contending teams to evaluate him for a roster spot. The 28-year-old isn't likely to see major minutes regardless of where he lands, but his skills as a perimeter shooter could make him a valuable rotation option off the bench.

Omri Casspi
SF GSW
5 months ago

Casspi (thumb) will be waived by the Pelicans, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

EDGE Analysis

Casspi fractured his right thumb during his Pelicans debut, and with a timetable for return set at late March or early April, the team has opted to waive him and sign Reggie Williams with the open roster spot. It's possible that another team claims him hoping he could make a difference in a playoff run, but Casspi's fantasy season seems all but over with this move.

Omri Casspi
SF GSW
5 months ago

Casspi (thumb) is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.

EDGE Analysis

After missing more than a month with a strained right foot before getting traded to the Pelicans over the All-Star break, Casspi was cleared to play and debut with his new team Thursday against the Rockets. He was on his way to a strong start with 12 points in 24 minutes off the bench, but caught a bad break when he fractured his right thumb while attempting to steal the ball from the Rockets' Eric Gordon in the second half. With Casspi now sidelined until late March or early April, it looks like he'll only be in line for a handful of appearances before the regular season draws to a close, making him an unappealing stash candidate even in most deeper leagues. Dante Cunningham and Donatas Motiejunas could be asked to take on a few extra minutes over the next several weeks while Casspi is sidelined.