Apparently, Houston Rockets general manager Darryl Morey has a thing for former Sacramento Kings. The two franchises have an usually amount of high trades with each other during the past few years and now, after re-signing former Sacramento King Francisco Garcia this morning the Houston Rockets have signed former King, Omri Casspi.
The Israeli born Casspi entered the NBA in 2009 and looked to be the Kings small forward of the future, but his progression hit a wall and he was eventually shipped to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he struggled.
Now, three seasons after averaging 10 points and 5 rebounds in his rookie year, the Rockets are hoping they can get Casspi to return to his former form:
Free agent Omri Casspi has reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Houston Rockets, league source tells Y! Sports.
Much like the earlier Garcia signing, Casspi should provide solid game at a cheap discount which is exactly what the Rockets are looking for.
Although he’s struggled off the bench in Cleveland, Casspi shot 37% from downtown during his first two NBA seasons and should become a nice option to spread the floor for the Rockets.