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And then there was none

Posted on: February 26th, 2019 by Ron Kaplan

Image result for omri casspiAs in no Jewish players in the NBA.

The Memphis Grizzlies remind us that sports is a business.

The team has waived Omri Casspi, the oft-injured Israeli.

Casspi underwent surgery for an injured knee earlier this month. Since his return this season was doubtful and his contract was not guaranteed, the Grizzlies let him go to clear roster space.

Seems to me like kicking a man when he’s down, but as I said, it’s a business. If he was a major star, they would have accommodated him but Casspi — who will be 31 on June 22 — was just a solid bench-player, when given the chance. He averaged 6.3 points in 36 games for the Grizzlies this year.

Maybe there’s still some interest in him; according to HoopsHype.com, “The operation is expected to have a six-week recovery process. When healthy, the Israeli-born sharpshooter is considered one of the more lethal three-point scorers in the NBA. He will likely have a spot on a contending team due to his shooting ability if his injury heals in time for a playoff run.”

But in the meantime #Sad.

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