July 23, 2014

Wojnarowski NBA Report: Casspi requests a trade

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting today that Cavaliers small forward Omri Casspi has requested a trade from the Cavaliers.

“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.

[Related: Cavaliers waive Samardo Samuels]

NBA Free Agency: Cavs Will Sign Jon Leuer

The Cleveland Cavaliers will sign stretch forward Jon Leuer, according to Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated.

Leuer was waived by the Rockets just two days ago and the Cavs were reportedly one of several teams to show interest, edging out the Minnesota Timberwolves with their waiver claim.

The Rockets acquired his rights after a trade with the Bucks this offseason. As a rookie playing for Milwaukee, Leuer averaged 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12 minutes. Many Big Ten fans are familiar with Leuer’s work. The 6’10 Wisconsin native had a successful career in Madison and his size and offensive skill can contribute at the NBA level.