Israel’s first ever player at the NBA may be facing replacement due to insufficient performance in the 3-point shot category. Omri Casspi had a strong start this season but has recently suffered several injuries.
Omri Casspi Photo Credit: Flash90
The NBA’s Golden State Warriors may be looking to replace Israeli player Omri Casspi due to insufficient 3-point shot performance, according to a report in Yahoo Sports on Friday. Casspi is the first Israeli player ever to make it to the top US league.
The team is apparently attempting to improve its stats in in the 3 point-shot category after finishing next-to-last in the 2016-17 season. “People like to talk about all the things we have, which we are fortunate to have a very good roster,” team general manager Bob Myers told reporters. “But no roster is perfect. That’s why we listen. We look around and explore different things.”
The report also noted that although Casspi was signed on due to him being a strong offensive player, his defenses haven’t always been as sharp. He has also not been sufficiently aggressive with deep shooting. Nevertheless, team coach Steve Kerr has complimented the Israeli player earlier this week. “When we call upon him, he’s always ready with his energy and his cutting and his movement and rebounding,” Kerr told reporters. “It’s a great luxury as a coach.”