Omri Casspi Announces Retirement

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Omri Casspi Announces Retirement 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:14 pm

Omri Casspi is retiring from professional basketball this offseason.


Casspi was drafted 23rd overall in 2009 by the Sacramento Kings.


Casspi returned to play in Israel in 2019, spending two seasons with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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Post#2 » by FreeBoosie » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:22 pm

I swear this guy gets so much attention for such a mediocre player. We've had so many more high profile players "non Israeli" retire without even a headline on realgm lolol
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Post#3 » by Little Italia » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:29 pm

Who??
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Post#4 » by Liam_Gallagher » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:50 pm

Yeah I never understood why this guy was always in the headlines for the most pointless reasons. There was a big fiasco with him and GSW a few years back that was all over the news.
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Post#5 » by BernteB » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:54 pm

Little Italia wrote:Who??

wow, realgm in a nutshell.
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Post#6 » by Hullajelolt » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:22 pm

Little Italia wrote:Who??


I knew it! Somebody always comes from the couch with a bag of chips in his hand to add this absolutely necessary comment. Be proud!
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Post#7 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:33 pm

If you don't know who Casspi was it says more about your lack of basketball knowledge than his relative obscurity. Dbags might not remember Omri, but dude could stroke for a big fella.
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Post#8 » by MINDKCUF » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:21 am

caspi hasnt played in nba since 2019.....so he's 2 yrs late on his announcement.
he could have called me last year and i would have told him it was over already.
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Post#9 » by Lockdown504090 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:44 am

great basketball career. Flowers for Casspi
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Post#10 » by Winsome Gerbil » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:02 am

At times there seemed like there was more with Casspo, but it just never quite came into focus. Was feisty though. Also: been "retired" from the NBA for years, so I assume this is just his overall basketball retirement.
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Post#11 » by imDatknicksTape » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:14 am

dude has the most nba seasons without a playoff appearance in modern NBA, just a fun fact. but can some1 fill me in on the drama with him? (too lazy to google).
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Post#12 » by lonzo_pelota » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:22 am

wonder will he go full chandler parsons in his retirement, booze, boats and _______.
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Post#13 » by dan-man » Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:02 am

FreeBoosie wrote:I swear this guy gets so much attention for such a mediocre player. We've had so many more high profile players "non Israeli" retire without even a headline on realgm lolol


The Israeli Jordan had a few nice seasons. The NBA is a tough league - as Cam Paine just showed, a good player is one believer away from China.
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Post#14 » by attilathehun » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:22 am

Liam_Gallagher wrote:Yeah I never understood why this guy was always in the headlines for the most pointless reasons. There was a big fiasco with him and GSW a few years back that was all over the news.


It wasn't really a fiasco, more a disappointment. GSW wanted him because of his reputation as a reliable shooter, but he simply would not shoot the ball. He turned out to be a good cutter, one of the best on the team, but if he wasn't going to shoot, he couldn't give them what they needed. He got hurt later, IIRC, and then the team waived him to free up a roster spot.
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Post#15 » by GregB » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:53 pm

MINDKCUF wrote:caspi hasnt played in nba since 2019.....so he's 2 yrs late on his announcement.
he could have called me last year and i would have told him it was over already.


If only you could have read the whole paragraph. He played in the euro league the last two years and is retiring from professional basketball which he was still currently playing.
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Post#16 » by br7knicks » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:33 pm

If Shani ruderman was my wife, I would've retired a long ass time ago.
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Post#17 » by blind prophet » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:04 pm

Shame he was injured as much as he was. I'll never forget that night when he and Curry went off from 3, was crazy I'll link the video if anyone is curious.

McHale helped him modernized and revamp his game some which helped him stay in the league longer. Could of been a decent role player if he could stay healthy, but alas that wasn't in the stars.

Anyways check out the video link to see one of the craziest 3 point shot fests I've certainly ever seen.

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Re: Omri Casspi Announces Retirement 

Post#18 » by MINDKCUF » Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:03 am

GregB wrote:
MINDKCUF wrote:caspi hasnt played in nba since 2019.....so he's 2 yrs late on his announcement.
he could have called me last year and i would have told him it was over already.


If only you could have read the whole paragraph. He played in the euro league the last two years and is retiring from professional basketball which he was still currently playing.


if only that mattered.
he played 6 games in 2019-20
and averaged 5 ppg for 2020-21.
as i said before - his career was over after 2018-19.
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Post#19 » by DoItALL9 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:09 pm

attilathehun wrote:
Liam_Gallagher wrote:Yeah I never understood why this guy was always in the headlines for the most pointless reasons. There was a big fiasco with him and GSW a few years back that was all over the news.


It wasn't really a fiasco, more a disappointment. GSW wanted him because of his reputation as a reliable shooter, but he simply would not shoot the ball. He turned out to be a good cutter, one of the best on the team, but if he wasn't going to shoot, he couldn't give them what they needed. He got hurt later, IIRC, and then the team waived him to free up a roster spot.
The team should've waived Pat McCaw and kept Omri Casspi on the playoff roster. Keeping McCaw was a total waste. He was injured and went to great lengths not to resign.

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Re: Omri Casspi Announces Retirement 

Post#20 » by DoItALL9 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:20 pm

He's one of the longer tenured NBA players to never play in a NBA playoff game

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