Then-NBA commissioner David Stern – according to Omri Casspi – smiled wider than usual when announcing the Kings drafting Casspi No. 23 in 2009.
The first Israeli player in the NBA, Casspi was a big deal to some people.
Now, after a decade in the NBA and two more years back with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Casspi has retired.
– James Ham July 18, 2021
A hustle player and solid shooter, Casspi entered the NBA fairly ready to contribute.