Casspi eyes fresh start in NBA

By David Gold, April 7, 2011
Omri Casspi

Omri Casspi

Omri Casspi's future at Sacramento Kings is in doubt after he said that he wants to play at a club where he is appreciated.

The first Israeli to play in the NBA, Casspi said that he "will have to make some decisions at the end of the year".

Casspi, 22, has sat on the bench for four of Kings' last seven games, playing just 27 minutes in total, and believes that he is not in coach Paul Westphal's plans.

"It's not easy for me to sit on the bench. The situation in Sacramento is not like it used to be," said Casspi, who has averaged 8.8 points and 4.4 rebounds in 69 appearances.

"I know that there are many teams, including some playoff teams, that want me. The situation is not ideal.

"There are other teams which suit me better. I hope they let me leave for a place where I can play basketball."

Last updated: 2:41pm, April 7 2011