Memphis Grizzlies small forward Omri Casspi shocked the entire basketball world Sunday evening when he pulled a Shammgod move against the Phoenix Suns and finished it with a layup. The Grizzlies take on the Golden State Warriors Monday night at Oracle Arena, and Warriors star Kevin Durant says Casspi won’t be able to pull the Shammgod on him.
Omri Casspi is a stretch forward. He rarely puts the ball on the floor and attacks the basket. That’s why his Shammgod move came as such a surprise in basketball circles.
The 30-year-old played 53 games with the Warriors last season before being waived in April. Kevin Durant says Casspi’s Shammgod dribble was nice, but that it won’t work against Golden State on Monday.
Kevin Durant on former teammate Omri Casspi, in town tonight with the Grizzlies: “The Shammgod (dribble) move last night was viscous. But if he tries that shit tonight, it’s getting stolen.”
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 5, 2018
After having the worst season in franchise history last year, the Grizzlies are off to a 5-3 start. Casspi is averaging 5.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in seven games while shooting 56.0 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 53.3 percent from the free-throw line. The 6-foot-9 swingman comes off the bench for Memphis.
Kevin Durant and the Warriors, meanwhile, are cruising along just fine. Golden State is 9-1 on the season and has the best offense in the league. The Warriors are averaging 124.1 points per contest. Durant is posting 28.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 10 games and shooting 56.1 percent overall, 39.5 percent from the 3-point line and 91.5 percent from the charity stripe. He’ll try to follow through on his promise to Omri Casspi if Casspi tries to get flashy again.