Houston, TX (Sports Network) - The Houston Rockets announced the signing of
free agent forward Omri Casspi to a multi-year contract on Tuesday.
Additional terms were not disclosed by the team, though Yahoo! Sports
previously reported the former Cleveland Cavalier agreed to a two-year, $2
million deal that contains a team option for the 2014-15 season.
Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to be picked in the NBA Draft's opening
round, has averaged 7.9 points and 3.9 rebounds over four seasons in the
The 25-year-old put up 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds while starting 31-of-77
games as a rookie for the Sacramento Kings, who took Casspi with the 23rd
overall choice of the 2009 draft. His numbers in both categories have declined
in each season since, however, with the 6-foot-9 shooting specialist posting
career lows of 4.0 points and 2.7 rebounds while playing under 12 minutes a
game over 43 contests with the Cavaliers this past campaign.
A career 35.3 percent shooter from 3-point range, Casspi will attempt to fill
the role previously held by veteran Carlos Delfino, who was waived by the
Rockets on June 30.
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