Omri Casspi has started three of the last four games for the Golden State Warrior (all as a strong forward and all resulting in wins, it’s worth pointing out). Here’s the breakdown:
- Nov. 19: 118-110 over the host Brooklyn Nets — 12 points in 23 minutes with eight rebounds, one assist, and two blocked shots.
- Nov. 24: 143-94 blowout against the visiting Chicago Bulls — six points in 25 minutes with four rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and two steals.
- Nov. 25: 110-95 over visiting New Orleans — nine points in 25 minutes with four rebounds, two assist, and two blocked shots.
Playing in the NBA has it drawbacks, however. Casspi is unable to play for Israel in the qualifiers for the 2019 Basketball World Cup.
The Warriors are 15-5, second in the Western Conference.
Over on the ice…
- Michael Cammalleri, Edmonton Oilers, has two assists in six games since coming over in a trade from the LA Kings. Edmonton is 9-14-2, seventh in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference to one in seventh
- Jason Demers, Arizona Coyotes (6-17-3, 15th/last in the Western Conference with the worst record in the league): 26 games, two goals, eight assists.
- Josh Ho-Sang, NY Islanders (14-7-2, fifth Eastern Conference): 13 games, two goals, six assists. Slowly making a name for himself.
- Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs (15-9-1, fourth in Eastern Conference): 25 games, five goals, seven assists.
- Brendan Leipsic, Vegas Golden Knights (15-6-1, second in the Western Conference): 14 games, no goals, seven assists.
- Jason Zucker, Wild (11-9-3, 11th in Western Conference) 23 games, 12 goals, seven assists. Luke Kunin was sent back to the minors on Nov. 21. He appeared in 14 games for the Wild with two goals and two assists.