Warriors will give Omri Casspi his championship ring tonight
Former Golden State Warriors forward Omri Casspi will get his much-coveted championship ring before the Dubs’ game against the Memphis Grizzlies tonight. The 6-foot-9 Casspi now plays for the Grizzlies.
Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reported this interesting moment for the 30-year old Israeli player. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr had huge praises for Casspi, who only played for the team in the regular season before being cut to make space for Quinn Cook in the playoffs.
“I enjoyed coaching Omri,” Kerr said after practice Sunday. “He really fit our style well. He’s such a great cutter. I enjoyed watching him play with our other guys because of his ability to read different situations and back cut.”
It will be a very ironic moment for Casspi as he has never played a single playoff game in his 10-year stint in the NBA. The sweet-shooting forward was actually a quality player for the Warriors when he was on the floor, averaging 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest while shooting 46% from beyond the arc.
However, an injury to point guard Stephen Curry before the postseason made it easier for Kerr to choose Cook over Casspi.
Omri Casspi was signed by the Grizzlies in the offseason. Mark Giannotto of USA Today described the vet forward’s importance for Memphis.
On this Grizzlies team, Casspi is taking on an important role for a thin front court that’s currently missing JaMychal Green. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff appreciates that “he knows who he is and what he’s going to give you, and he doesn’t step outside of that box.”
The Grizzlies currently sit above .500 with a 5-3 record leading up to tonight’s game against the defending champs.