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Report: Casspi signs to play with Maccabi Tel Aviv

Nov 15, 2011, 8:07 AM EDT

Omri Casspi

There are going to be a lot of NBA players looking to go overseas and a lot of players are going to be surprised that there are not a lot of spots.

But a few guys are going to get spots. And Cavs forward Omri Casspi (remember the Kings traded him on draft night) is one of them — he’s going back to his home country to play for the team he was with before coming to the NBA

Casspi has signed to play with Maccabi Tel Aviv during the lockout, tweets the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Plain Dealer has learned #Cavsswingman Omri Casspi has signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv. He will join Israeli team in several weeks.

Casspi was in negotiations with Tel Aviv back in August but the deal never came together as he decided to ride out the lockout. Instead Tel Aviv picked up Jordan Farmar in the interim, but now they will have Casspi back, too. Tel Aviv, one of the powers of the Israeli league and European basketball, reportedly have been in some conversations with Kevin Durant, although it’s hard to see that coming together now. Another name on that team now you might remember is recent Duke guard Jon Scheyer.

  1. hushbrother - Nov 15, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    I thought Casspi would play in his native country of Casspiar after he does his impression of the Elvis Presley. Tink you veddy much!

  2. mgscott - Nov 15, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Why wouldn’t he want to play and live in Cleveland ?

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