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Omri Casspi

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NBA CAREER

Averaging 8.5 ppg (.442 FG%, .368 3pt%, .677 FT%), 4.2 rpg, 1.2 apg and 21.7 mpg in 463 career games (started 136) in seven NBA seasons with three teams: Sacramento (2009-10 – 2010-11, 2014-15 – 2015-16), Cleveland (2011-12 – 2012-13) and Houston (2013-14).

SACRAMENTO KINGS

Selected by Sacramento as an early entry candidate out of Israel (Maccabi Tel Aviv) with the 23rd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft ... Only Israeli player ever chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft.

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES

Played in Israel (2005-09) ... Selected by Sacramento Kings as an early entry candidate out of Israel (Maccabi Tel Aviv) in first round (23rd pick overall) off 2009 NBA Draft ... Only Israeli player ever chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft ... Signed a multi-year contract with the Kings (7/10/09) ... Traded by the Kings with a first-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for J.J. Hickson (6/30/11) ... Signed as a free agent by the Houston Rockets (7/16/13) ... Traded by the Rockets to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a three-team trade (7/15/14) ... Waived by the Pelicans (7/23/14) ... Signed as free agent by the Kings (9/18/14)

2015-16 (Sacramento)

Averaged 11.8 ppg (.481 FG%, .409 3pt%, .648 FT%), 5.9 rpg, 1.4 apg and 27.3 mpg in 69 games (started 21) ... Had career-highs in scoring, three-point field goal percentage, rebounds per game and minutes per game ... As a starter, averaged 14.0 ppg (.505 FG%, .480 3pt%, .544 FT%), 7.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 33.1 mpg in 21 games ... As a reserve, averaged 10.8 ppg (.468 FG%, .366 3pt%, .706 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 24.7 mpg in 48 games ... Missed one game (12/3) due to gastroenteritis ... Missed four games (1/4-1/9) due to upper back soreness ... Missed one game (2/19) due to a wisdom tooth extraction ... Missed one game (3/18) due to a sore left ankle ... Missed six games (4/2-4/13) due to a right hamstring strain suffered in the game vs. Miami (4/1) in the second quarter ... Scored in double- gures in 47 games, 20 or more in three, 30 or more in one ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in seven games ... Recorded six double-doubles ... Led team in scoring in three games and rebounds in five ... Top Single-Game Performances: Tallied 22 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 3pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds, one assists and two steals in 33 minutes off the bench vs. Houston (11/6/15) ... Recorded nine points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3pt, 2-2 FT), a team-high-tying and season-high 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench vs. Detroit (11/11/15) ... Recorded first double-double of the season with 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3pt) and season-high-tying 11 rebounds to go along with two assists and one steal in 32 minutes off the bench at Orlando (11/21/15) ... Tallied a career-high 36 points (13-18 FG, 9-12 3pt, 1-4 FT), six rebounds, one assist in 35 minutes at Golden State (12/28/15) ... Tied the Kings franchise record for most 3-pointers made (9) in a game and set new franchise records for most 3-pointers made in a quarter (6 in the 2nd) and a half (7 in the 1st)

2014-15 (Sacramento)

Averaged 8.9 ppg (.489 FG%, .402 3pt%, .733 FT%), 3.9 rpg, a career-best 1.5 apg and 21.1 mpg in 67 games (started 19) ... Posted field goal, three-point and free throw percentages ... Missed 10 games (12/11-12/18/14, 1/1-1/13/15) due to a left knee bone contusion ... Missed one game (4/15/15) due to gastroenteritis ... Scored in double-figures in 27 games, 20 or more in four games, 30 or more in one game ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in two games ... Recorded one double-double ... Led the Kings in scoring in four games, rebounding in two, assists in four.

2013-14 (Houston)

Averaged 6.9 ppg (.422 FG%, .347 3pt%, .680 FT%), 3.7 rpg, 1.2 apg and 18.1 mpg in 71 games (started 2) ... DND one game (11/2/13) with a sprain left ankle ... NWT for one game (3/17/14) with the flu ... Top Single-Game Performances: Registered a season-high 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-5 3pt) vs. Sacramento (1/22/14), adding a career-high-tying 12 rebounds (12 on 2/19/12 vs. Sacramento) to mark his first double- double with the Rockets ... Led the Rockets with 19 points off the bench at the L.A. Clippers (11/4/13) ... Scored 11 of his 16 points (4-6 FG, 6-6 FT) in Houston’s fourth-quarter rally en route to a 93-86 win at Memphis (11/25/13) ... Registered 13 points (5-9 FG), a career-high seven assists and six rebounds in a 114-97 win at Detroit (12/21/13) ... Added 16 points (4-5 FG, 5-6 FT) vs. Detroit (3/1/14) and matched his season high in treys made (3-4 3pt) ... 2014 PLAYOFFS: In his first career postseason ... Was a DNP (CD) for six games.

2012-13 (Cleveland)

Averaged 4.0 ppg (.394 FG%, .329 3pt%, .537 FT%), 2.7 rpg, 0.7 apg and 11.7 mpg in 43 games (started 1) ... DNP-CD in 28 games and DND on six occasions ... NWT three times on the season ... Missed three games (12/12-12/15/12) due to gastroenteritis ... Missed one game (2/23/13) due to abdominal pain ... Missed eight games (2/24-3/10/13) due to an appendectomy ... Top Single-Game Performances: Finished with nine points, six rebounds and a career-high-tying two blocks in 17 minutes on vs. Detroit (4/10/13) ... Tallied nine points, five rebounds, a season-high three steals and one block in 24 minutes at Philadelphia (4/14/13).

2011-12 (Cleveland)

Averaged 7.1 ppg (.403 FG%, .315 3pt%, .685 FT%), 3.5 rpg, 1.0 apg and 20.6 mpg in 65 games (started 35) ... DND in one game (4/26/12) with right knee/quad tendonitis ... Scored in double-figures in 16 games and ... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring once, rebounds twice, steals eight times and blocks 10 times ... As a starter, averaged 7.7 ppg (.415 FG%), 3.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 23.1 mpg ... Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a season-high tying 14 points to go along with seven rebounds at Charlotte (1/16/12) ... Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and scored six points against his former team, Sacramento (2/19/12) ... Recorded a season-high four steals and added nine points and two rebounds vs. Dallas (2/4/12)

2010-11 (Sacramento)

Averaged 8.6 ppg (.412 FG%, .372 3pt%, .673 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, and 24.0 mpg in 71 games (started 27) ... As a starter, averaged 10.7 ppg (.435 FG%, .356 3pt%, .683 FT%), 5.2 rpg, 1.1 apg, and 31.2 mpg in 27 games ... As a reserve, averaged 7.3 ppg (.392 FG%, .388 3pt%, .667 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 1.0 apg, and 19.5 mpg in 44 games ... DNP-CD in 10 games ... DND-back stiffness in one game (3/5) ... Scored in double-figures in 31 games, 20-plus in four games ... Grabbed 10-plus rebounds in four games ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Led team in scoring in four games, rebounding in six, and assists in one ... Top Single-Game Performances: Hit game-winning three-pointer with 25.6 left in the fourth quarter in Kings’ 94-89 win over the Suns (1/2/11) ... Recorded first double-double of the season with team-high and season-high 21 points (8-11 FG, 2-4 3pt, 3-3 FT) and 10 rebounds to go along with one assist and one steal in 34 minutes off the bench at LA Clippers (12/6/10) ... Tallied 20 points (7-10 FG, 6-10 3pt, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, two steals, and one block in 42 minutes at Cleveland (10/30/10) ... Six 3-pointers were a career-high ... Matched career-high 11 rebounds on two occasions - vs. Atlanta (1/4/11) and vs. Portland (1/19/11) - both times recording double-doubles, scoring 10 points in each contest ... Recorded a career-high six steals, 12 points, six rebounds, one assist, and one block in 25 minutes off the bench in the win vs. Washington (12/8)

2009-2010 (Sacramento)

Became first Israeli-born player to ever play in NBA ... Averaged a career-best 10.3 ppg (.446 FG%, .369 3pt%, .672 FT%), 4.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, and 25.1 mpg in 77 games (started 31) ... As a starter, posted 12.2 ppg (.425 FG%, .359 3pt%, .768 FT%), 5.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, and 30.6 mpg in 31 games (Kings 10-21) ... Missed two games due to injury/illness (1, lower back spasm, 12/8; 1, virus, 3/30) ... Scored in double-figures in 41 games ... Tallied 20 or more points in seven contests ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in five games ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Led the Kings in scoring five times, rebounding in six games, and assists once ... Among rookies, ranked seventh in scoring average, tied sixth in rebounds per game, tied 17th in assists per game, and ninth in minutes per game ... Hit three or more three-pointers in eight games ... Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded a career-high 24 points (10-19 FG, 3-6 3pt, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, one assist in 44 minutes vs. Phoenix (1/5/10) ... Twice grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds – vs. Dallas (1/2/10) and vs. Orlando (1/12/10) ... Tallied 23 points (8-13 FG, 3-4 3pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 40 minutes at LA Lakers (1/1/10) ... In first career start, recorded 22 points (6-16 FG, 2-8 3pt, 8-9 FT), five rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 38 minutes vs. Washington (12/16/09) ... Recorded first career double-double with 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-6 3pt) and a game-high-tying 10 rebounds to go along with a career-high five assists and three steals in 36 minutes off the bench vs. Golden State (11/8/09)

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Played in Israel (2005-09) ... Finished fourth in voting for the 2008-09 FIBA European Young Men’s Player of the Year Award behind Ricky Rubio (DKV Joventut), Danilo Gallinari (New York Knicks), and Kosta Koufos (Utah Jazz) after averaging 12.8 ppg (.647 FG%, .405 3pt%, .744 FT%), 4.6 rpg, and 1.9 apg in the Israeli Premier League over the first 19 contests ... Accrued averages of 8.8 ppg (.505 FG%, .450 3pt%, .771 FT%), 3.1 rpg, and 17.3 mpg in 16 Euroleague games ... Averaged 11.4 ppg (.497 FG%, .302 3pt%, .738 FT%) and 4.0 rpg in 25 games (started seven) in 2007-08 for Maccabi Tel Aviv during Premier League play, teaming with former NBA players Dee Brown, Carlos Arroyo, and Marcus Brown ... Began the campaign by visiting New York for Maccabi’s NBA exhibition game against the Knicks, registering eight points and four rebounds in just 16 minutes (10/11/07) ... Joined Hapoel Galil Elyon on-loan from Maccabi for the 2006-07 campaign, posting 11.2 ppg (.511 FG%, .479 3pt%, .706 FT%), 2.9 rpg, and 1.1 apg in 26 regular season contests ... Contributed 15.3 ppg (.586 FG%, .417 3pt%, .679 FT%), 3.2 rpg, 1.3 apg, and 1.33 spg in six EuroCup Challenge games, including a career-high 27 points vs. BK Prostejov ... Appeared in 20 Euroleague playoff games, posting 4.5 ppg (.545 FG%, .286 3pt%, .600 FT) and 2.1 rpg ... Tallied a postseason career-high 18 points at FC Barcelona ... Averaged 4.7 ppg (.588 FG%, .250 3pt%, .659 FT%), 2.4 rpg, and 10.3 mpg in 19 regular season games as a rookie for Maccabi Tel Aviv (2005-06) ... Appeared in three Euroleague postseason games, totaling two points ... Starred in the junior ranks for team Hapoel in Holon, Israel before debuting professionally at the age of 17 ... Member of Israel’s Junior National Teams from 2005 to 2008 ... Participated in the Men’s European Championships for the first time in 2008, posting 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds over six games ... Averaged 17.9 points and 4.8 rebounds at the 2007 European U20 Championships in Nova Gorica, Slovenia ... Scored 14 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3pt, 6-9 FT) to go with three rebounds, two steals, and a block for the World Select Team at the 2007 Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis (4/7/07), teaming alongside Frenchman Nicolas Batum (Trail Blazers) ... Led the team with 21.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest at the 2006 European U18 Championships held in Amaliada, Greece ... Made international basketball debut at the age of 17 during the 2005 European U18 Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, averaging 14.0 points and 5.2 rebounds.

PERSONAL

Full name is Omri Casspi ... Nickname is “O.C.” ... Son of Simon and Eilana Casspi ... Has a brother, Eitan, and a sister, Aviv ... Visited with local leaders, members of the Jewish community, and elected officials while being recognized by Mayor Kevin Johnson and the Sacramento City Council in April 2010 ... Participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation’s “Viva La Cure” gala, helping raise funds for juvenile diabetes research ... Joined teammates to refurbish the North Roseville REC Center as part of the Kings organization’s annual Cesar Chavez Day of Giving ... Donates time, resources, and game tickets to numerous Jewish community groups, both in Sacramento and in cities across the country ... Favorite cuisine is Italian ... Hobbies include tennis and spending time with family and friends ... One of 13 early entry candidates selected by Sacramento in the first round over the past 16 NBA Drafts (others – Corliss Williamson in 1995, Peja Stojakovic in 1996, Tariq Abdul-Wahad [formerly Olivier Saint-Jean] in 1997, Jason Williams in 1998, Hedo Turkoglu in 2000, Gerald Wallace in 2001, Kevin Martin in 2004, Francisco Garcia in 2005, Quincy Douby in 2006, Tyreke Evans in 2009, and DeMarcus Cousins in 2010) ... Shoe size 12.5 (Nike)

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: June 22, 1988
From: Yavne, Israel
Draft: 1st Round (23rd pick) 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2009
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Sacramento Kings 2014 - 2015
  Houston Rockets 2013 - 2013
  Cleveland Cavaliers 2012 - 2013
  Sacramento Kings 2011 - 2011
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Maccabi Tel Aviv/Israel

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