Golden State Warriors: Omri Casspi is a solid signing

SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 09: Omri Casspi
SACRAMENTO, CA - MARCH 09: Omri Casspi /

The Golden State Warriors have agreed to sign veteran forward Omri Casspi to a one year deal in what is a solid signing for the champs.

The Golden State Warriors are moving really quickly. Bob Myers and the rest of his team are trying to have this team ready as soon as possible. They haven’t taken a day off since free agency started, not even the Fourth of July.

And, while the Warriors didn’t have the Independence Day they had last year (they never will), they were still pretty successful. They will sign forward Omri Casspi to a one year deal for the veteran’s minimum. With Casspi’s experience, his minimum will be around $2.1 million.

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Casspi, 29, has dealt with injuries over the last few years. He was traded by the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans in the DeMarcus Cousins trade. The Pelicans let him go after playing just one game for them due to a broken hand. Towards the end of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves picked him up and he played 13 games.

In the 2015-16 season, Casspi played 69 games. He averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game. He made nearly 41 percent of his three-point attempts.

The 6’9 forward will come off the bench for a Golden State team that desperately needed bench shooting. He will, likely, see time at the reserve power forward position. It’s a solid move for a team.

The Warriors still have a few spots open to fill. They might be looking for a guard to replace Ian Clark when he, most likely, departs for a bigger payday. That might come in the form of Nick Young or Jamal Crawford. Golden State still needs to sign some big men and it could be Zaza Pachulia starting for them once again.

Casspi is no Gordon Hayward, but he doesn’t need to be. They already have a pretty good small forward who shook the NBA on last year’s Independence Day.