NBA's Sacramento Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cleveland Cavs

June 30, 2011 21:59


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SAN FRANCISCO - The NBA's Sacramento Kings, hoping to improve their frontline, have traded Israeli-born forward Omri Casspi and acquired forward J.J. Hickson from the Cleveland Cavaliers for a conditional future first-round draft pick, the team said on Thursday.

Casspi, 23, is the first Israeli-born athlete to play in the NBA, having been drafted by the Kings in 2009.

He averaged 8.6 points and 4.3. rebounds in 71 games, 27 of them starts, last season.

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