Omri Casspi agrees to terms with Minnesota Timberwolves

Ross Houston
March 21, 2017

The Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers were also reportedly interested in adding Casspi, but Minnesota might be able to give Casspi more playing time after season-ending injuries to Zach LaVine in February and Nemanja Bjelica on March 15.

The deal, which would run through the remainder of this season, is slated to be finalized on Monday. New Orleans was forced to release him so it could sign another player.

Casspi, 28, comes to the Timberwolves after seeing action in 23 games with Sacramento and New Orleans.

But Casspi returned from the injury ahead of schedule.

Casspi instantly provides Minnesota's bench with an elite perimeter shooting presence to pair with athletic slashers Kris Dunn and Shabazz Muhammad.

Minnesota now is 4.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoffs.

I love the fit of Omri Casspi with the Minnesota Timberwolves, as reported by ESPN's Marc Stein. The Wolves looked exhausted in a loss at Miami on Friday night, and Casspi should be able to give them some much-needed minutes off the bench for a team that has given its starters heavy playing time all season long.

Casspi has averaged just 6.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in 23 games this season.

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