Since the last entry about the Israeli import, Omri Casspi has appeared both of the Memphis Grizzlies contests: a 131-125 double-overtime win over the host Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 30 and a 103-95 loss to the host Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 2.
Casspi played 15 minutes off the bench against Brooklyn, scoring just one point with three rebounds and one assist as the Grizzlies broke a three-game losing streak in the former.
The next game, Casspi again played 15 minutes but this time with eight rebounds and zero points.
Memphis is 13-9, sixth in the Western Conference and tops in the Southwest Division, 1.5 games ahead of Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks.
On a more serious note, Casspi was quoted in this Associated Press story about Jewish athletes following the anti-Semitic at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
“There’s crazy people out there, and it is what it is,” Casspi said. “The notion is that anti-Semitism is dead — it’s always going to be (around). Some people are just like that. There’s going to be racist people, there’s going to be anti-Semites.”