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Warriors waive Omri Casspi

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It seemed inevitable, and now it’s official.

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The writing was on the wall, and now it’s official. The Golden State Warriors waived Omri Casspi on Saturday, following their loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.

Casspi signed during the summer for the minimum, and was expected to play a big role off the bench. But while he was a solid contributor, he didn’t receive many minutes, and had multiple injuries throughout the season, including an ankle sprain that has kept him sidelined for the last few weeks.

Still, the Warriors surely would like to have Casspi’s presence for the playoffs. But the knee injury that Stephen Curry suffered will keep the star point guard out of the first round of the playoffs. That, combined with Quinn Cook’s emergence, made it so the Warriors needed to waive someone to add Cook to the roster. Casspi was the only logical option.

Casspi averaged 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in 58 games with the Warriors. But curiously, the player well known for his shooting only made 10 threes during his tenure with the Dubs.

During the season, Casspi admitted that the Warriors culture was a dream come true for him, and that he would like to re-sign with the team for the minimum again this coming offseason. Who knows if he still feels that way after being waived.