The Sacramento Kings aren’t exactly a hotbed for free agent activity, but under new ownership the franchise looks to be on the rebound. Players like DeMarcus Cousins have committed long term and Rudy Gay has been more than open to suggesting he will do the same.
Now it’s Omri Casspi who has interest in signing with the Kings, though he’ll need to be waived by the New Orleans Pelicans first.
Casspi, who was drafted by the Kings played for the Houston Rockets last season and was included in the Omer Asik trade to New Orleans. Currently on a non-guaranteed contract if waived before August 5th, it’s expected that the Pelicans will let the forward go where he’ll be able to pick from a handful of suitors.
In addition to the Kings interest from Casspi, the New York Knicks are also said to be targeting the Israeli-born talent though Omri Casspi seems to prefer the California capital as his next home.
Omri Casspi is hopeful that (once waived by NO) he can re-sign w/ Kings. He could make a lot more overseas but won't give up his NBA dream.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 23, 2014
After an impressive rookie season with Sacramento, Omri Casspi struggled and looked to be on his way out of the NBA. However the young forward had a resurgence last season with the Rockets and looks like a very serviceable bench player.
There’s been no word on if the Sacramento Kings would be open to a reunion with their former player though you have to figure he’d at least get a training camp invite.
Bench player or not, he’d come free on a relatively small contract which is all you can ask for if you’re an NBA franchise.