Casspi: I may sign with Maccabi TA in event of NBA lockout

March 17, 2011 10:04

Sacramento Kings and Israel National Basketball Team forward Omri Casspi may temporarily sign to play with Maccabi Tel Aviv in the event of an NBA work stoppage, he said in an interview with Army Radio on Thursday.

The second-year NBA player formerly played with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The NBA's collective bargaining agreement is scheduled to expire on June 30. If the league and players' union don't come to terms on a new agreement by then, the league will impose a lockout, a work stoppage that could possibly lead to the cancellation of the entire 2011-12 season.

Although Casspi is under contract with the Kings, he would be allowed to play abroad in the event of a lockout.

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