What’s been with Omri Casspi‘s minutes lately? In the past four games for the Golden State Warriors he’s played, respectively, zero, two, zero, and four last night in a 109-105 win over the visiting Boston Celtics? Turns out it was the residual effects of the flu which led to back spasms.
From Yahoo Sports:
Casspi caught the flu just before the Warriors’ five-game road trip — which ultimately led to terrible back spasms, which led to him finding himself out of Golden State’s rotation right now.
“I’ve had surgeries, all kinds of stuff. This was the worst pain I’ve ever had,” Casspi told The Athletic on Wednesday. “That night (in Milwaukee), it was awful. Really bad. Couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t walk.
“Kind of got nervous there for a moment. I’ve never felt anything like it. I was able to sleep for like two, three hours after that. I was kind of laying on my side. Found a comfortable situation so I could sleep. I saw them at 9.”
Casspi was inactive in Milwaukee, Toronto or Cleveland.
He returned against Chicago, but did not play in the Warriors’ loss in Houston — despite being active.
Against the Knicks on Tuesday, he only saw action in garbage time.
“It’s hard to get everybody out there. So I think (the back spasms) set him back in terms of the rotation,” Steve Kerr told The Athletic. “The next time we have a game where we are dead in the water, I’m going to throw Omri out there and he’s going to cut to the rim, generate more pace and we’re going to go: ‘Man, we gotta play this guy more.'”
Considering the severity of the flu season this year, here’s wishing Casspi and everyone else else suffering a speedy and complete recovery.
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