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Omri Casspi says he is happy to be in Cleveland

Jan 8, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

Omri Casspi AP

Over the weekend, a report came out that Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi (through his agent) had asked to be traded out of Cleveland.

Monday the Cleveland media asked Casspi about it, and of course his answer was basically “I love Cleveland, who wouldn’t?” From the Plain Dealer:

“Of course, I like Cleveland,” Casspi said before the Cavs faced the Bulls at the United Center. “Cleveland has been great to me. The fans, the city, the organization. That’s where I’m focused. I don’t have any other focus but help my team win. Whatever the future holds will happen.”

Of course, that is different than denying you asked for a trade.

Casspi has fallen out of Byron Scott’s rotation, he has barely seen the court in a month. Of course, if he thinks a trade alone solves his problem he is fooling himself — if you can’t earn minutes on the Cavaliers where are you going to get burn?

But he likes Cleveland. So he, Michael Symon and Drew Carey have that in common.

  1. clevelandschronic2 - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Hey kurt take ur ohio n cleaveland bashing comments and shove em straight up ur A**. U think its hilarious to bash us everytime you get a chance. U have little to no respect for how much BS we ohioans deal with from the media. R you butthurt cause someone from ohio did something mean to you so now u basha great state full of great people places and culture. Grow up kurt u loser!!!

    Ps hows ur lakers doing u know your lifes only pride and joy???

  2. southpaw77 - Jan 8, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Casspi, Walton and draft picks for Rudy Gay. Make this happen.

  3. pricejustin24 - Jan 8, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    Trade casspi for a scud missile. Then blow up helins trailer.

  4. fiddytucker - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    He also is Quoted in saying, ” Hehe Hehe I am Corn
    Holy-o give me T.P. Forr my bung hole”

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