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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #50 — Omri Casspi

A disappointing, but still decent player.

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During his time with the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry has had 106 teammates who have appeared in at least one game. Some played in exactly one game, while others played in hundreds. Some never actually played in a game that Curry was active for, while others formed historically great partnerships with him.

And I’m ranking all 106 of them before a new season starts and he adds to the tally. Better get a move on.

Players are ranked — and stats are shown — based only on their time as Curry’s teammate. How good/bad they were in other organizations doesn’t matter. How good/bad they were on pre-2009-10 Warriors teams doesn’t matter.

#50 — Omri Casspi

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Games: 53 (48th out of 106)
Points per game: 5.7 (T-49th out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 3.8 (T-35th out of 106)
Assists per game: 1.0 (T-59th out of 106)

Omri Casspi’s Warriors tenure will forever be remembered as a weird one. Casspi was disappointing, and his stint in Golden State ended awkwardly ... but he was still a pretty decent player, despite all that.

The per-game stats won’t blow you away, but he shot 45.5% from beyond the arc, had a 63.2% true-shooting mark, and played solid defense across multiple positions. He was a good basketball player, which is why he’s as high on this list as he is.

But most fans won’t remember him that way.

Here’s what Casspi will be remembered for:

  • Seemingly being totally uncomfortable shooting threes, despite both Casspi and the Dubs saying that’s part of why he was signed. He perpetually passed on open shots, and attempted just 22 three-pointers in 53 games, despite that being what his offensive role was supposed to be. For his career, Casspi has averaged 4.0 three-point attempts per 36 minutes; with the Dubs, it was just 1.1.
  • Being rumored to be unhappy about his small role off the bench, despite stressing in preseason interviews that he was happy with any role.
  • Being waived before the postseason to create a spot for Quinn Cook, reportedly at the behest of his own teammates.

Suffice to say, Casspi is not a fan favorite, and it was mildly awkward when he returned the next season to collect his championship ring.

Yet despite all of that, he was still a totally fine basketball player.


What do you think of Omri Casspi’s ranking?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    He was better than #50
    (116 votes)
  • 24%
    #50 is about right
    (62 votes)
  • 29%
    He was worse than #50
    (76 votes)
254 votes total Vote Now

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