Why the Raptors should trade for Omri CasspiPosted: February 4, 2011
Surprise surprise! Someone is suggesting the Raptors trade for an international player! Did you forget that Amercians don’t want to play here because like Bosh says “it doesn’t feel, smell or look the same.”
No thats not why I’m suggesting Casspi would make a good fit. In fact, if you ever have to consider the fact that you might trade for a guy who doesn’t want to live here, you’ve been looking at the wrong player all together obviously. This is the NBA. Playing professional basketball is a job and a privilege, players who can’t accept where they’ve been dealt or the team their playing for dont have the right mentality to play an up and down 82gms NBA schedule.
Anyways, back to Casspi.
I dunno why he supposedly on the block for Sacremento other the fact that they have a big log jam at the SF spot. Garcia, Green, Casspi, Landry(sometimes). All pretty capable players in their own right. But Casspi brings something special other than skills.
Passion. This guy gets pumped up. He basically has Bargnani’s game but at 6’9, can rebound rather well for his position and brings alot fiestyness to the team. He’s even hit a bunch of clutch shots to my amazement even when he comes on off the bench cold. That shows me hes got alot of confidence in his game, regardless of how many minutes hes been playing or what his shooting % is.
As you know, the 3 spot has been rather inconsistent with Weems and Kleiza at the helm this year. Weems is still a good project, but his shooting and decision making need time to season. Casspi can step in right away and inject some energy in the lineup and crowd while providing a good spot up 3 point shooter. No he probably wont be a franchise player, but this guy has the potensial to be an allstar if hes groomed properly.
What would it take to get him here….I dunno. Toronto has a big enough jewish community right?