Israeli star Casspi cut from NBA's Pelicans after suffering injury

Now without a team, the Israeli star's injured thumb would keep him from contributing to another potential team for some four weeks.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 25, 2017 08:27
Israeli NBA star Omri Casspi

Israeli NBA star Omri Casspi. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Israel's sole representative to the NBA was cut from his team and currently does not have a home in the world's best basketball league, ESPN quoted league sources as saying on Friday.

Omri Casspi, who was traded from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans last week along with his superstar teamate DeMarcus Cousins, will be waived in order to create a roster spot for Reggie Williams, according to the report.

Casspi suffered a broken thumb in his first game as a Pelican on Thursday night.

Now without a team, the Israeli star's injured thumb would keep him from contributing to another potential team for some four weeks.

He suffered the broken thumb while attempting to defend the Houston Rockets' Eric Gordon in a loss on Thursday.

Casspi scored 12 points in his Pelicans debut prior to the injury.

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