“Dropped out of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ rotation, forward Omri Casspi, the NBA’s first Israeli-born player, has requested a trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Casspi has shown significant flashes of promise in his young career, but he has become an afterthought for the struggling Cavaliers since missing five games with gastroenteritis in December.
Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant has been making calls on possible deals for Casspi, but nothing has materialized. The request for a trade was made through Casspi’s representatives with Creative Arts Agency (CAA), sources said”
Casspi is averaging 4.9 points per game for the Cavaliers this season, and 13.3 minutes per game, but has not gotten consistent minutes this season at all. Casspi was traded to the Cavaliers along with a conditional draft pick for J.J. Hickson.
In other Cavaliers news, the team recalled Jon Leuer from the Canton Charge of the D-League.