Omri Casspi was recently waived by the Golden State Warriors to make room for Quinn Cook on the playoff roster. Head coach Steve Kerr shared his side of the story.

Below is a clip of Kerr explaining what went into waiving Casspi, as posted by Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle:

“It actually wasn’t a difficult decision because he was injured, but it was difficult to go ahead and go through with it, because he’s been with us all season long and we love Omri and what he brought to the team. A great teammate. It was difficult to sit with him and tell him we were going to do this, but it’s the only decision we could make under the circumstances and we have to have Quinn for the playoffs and we couldn’t release everybody else.

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Casspi played for 53 games, seven of which were part of the starting line up, for the Warriors. For the season, he logged in 5.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and one assist in 14 minutes per game.

The 29-year-old recently underwent MRI on his right ankle and it revealed an inflammation and a bone bruise on the side of the foot which is preventing Casspi from running and jumping.

Quinn Cook, who is averaging 18.2 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.1 rebounds in his past 12 games, will replace Casspi and become part of the Warriors’ playoff roster. He’s been starting in place of Stephen Curry, who’s out with an MCL sprain.

Cook is currently in a two-way contract for both the Golden State Warriors and the Santa Cruz Warriors. Golden State, however, is planning to sign him to a two-year deal.