One of last years feel good stories of the NBA has actually become one of the more depressing stories of this season.
Casspi has given all indications that he wants out of Sacramento and to find a new home. Here are 10 teams that would love to land the young 6'9'' forward.
The Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a very disappointing season and will look to make some moves this offseason. Compared to last year, when they shocked everybody with a 46-36 record, the Bucks offense this year was very predictable.
Outside of Jennings and Bogut, Milwaukee couldn't find too many other consistent scoring options, and that's why I think they will look to Casspi. He is 6'9'' and very quick for his height. He's already a good shooter and evolving with the rest of the young core Milwaukee has could be good for him.
Milwaukee would be a great team for Casspi, as he would most certainly get a lot of looks on offense, which he was unable to find in Sacramento.
The Golden State Warriors were a very exciting team to watch this season, and with their talented group of young players, "The City" could be believing in their team again in the playoffs very soon.
The Warriors have a lot of talent, but in order to do better next season they will need to improve their bench. Casspi would be a good offensive player for the Warriors who is good enough to be a sixth man for their team.
Wallace being out of Charlotte means that the Bobcats need a small forward, and Casspi is going to come very cheap via trade to whatever team gets him. Casspi hasn't had starter minutes since last year and getting that could boost his confidence and for a young, foreign player that can mean to world to him.
The San Antonio Spurs had the second best record in basketball season this year, but they are getting old fast. The Spurs need to add some youth to this roster and the sooner the better. If they get young talent now, they can learn the championship ways of some of their veterans.
In the history of the Spurs, they've done well with young foreign talent and I think that if they can get their hands on Casspi for a late first rounder or a bench player, they'll take a chance.
Casspi has potential to be a good shot-blocker, as he can jump very high and his offensive game would fit into the half court offense the Spurs run.
The Hornets are back in the playoffs, but a lot of that was really on the spectacular play of two guys, Chris Paul and David West. Next season, David West will most likely not be a Hornet and they will be looking to find some players to fill in for his contributions.
Casspi doesn't play the same position as West, but he is very capable of averaging over ten points per game and over six rebounds per game, which would do the Hornets good either in the starting lineup, or coming off the bench behind Trevor Ariza.
The Los Angeles Clippers received a lot of publicity this season and a lot of that was due to Blake Griffin. With players like Eric Gordon and Blake Griffin, the Clippers have two potential superstars to build around. However one of the positions they are weaker at is small forward.
The Clippers can benefit from having more shooters like Casspi, because if Blake Griffin develops more as a fundamental basketball player they will have the luxury of him passing out of double teams to open shooters.
The Toronto Raptors are very similar to a lot of other teams on this list, in that they have a lot of young talent but haven't quite put it together yet.
Casspi could be a nice fit in the starting lineup of the Toronto Raptors. If the team up north comes out opening day with a starting lineup of Calderon, DeRozan, Casspi, Davis and Bargnani. they could surprise some teams (depending on who they have coming off the bench).
The Cleveland Cavaliers are, well, missing LeBron James. The Cavs had one of the worst records in basketball this season and honestly, they can afford to take risks on young talent. Casspi isn't necessarily a risk, though, because although he wants out of Sacramento, he doesn't really have character issues.
Casspi definitely isn't a superstar, or even a second or third option on a good team, but the Cavaliers can get him cheap and giving him a lot of minutes can help him pick up the game and maybe one day be the Cavaliers starting small forward.
The Houston Rockets made a late playoff push this season that proved that they are close to being a playoff ready team if they aren't already. The Rockets don't have any superstars, besides the always injured Yao Ming, but they have a very deep team full of contributors.
I think that Omri Casspi could make a nice addition for this young Houston team. Casspi could provide a good rebounder at the small forward position and would be a good guy to have on the three point line for Kyle Lowry penetrate and kicks.
Adding a small forward like Casspi would give them a player who sort of reminds me of a poor mans Rashard Lewis. Casspi is big, long and can stretch the floor with the three pointer. More importantly the Magic wouldn't have to give up much to get him and they really wouldn't be risking anything by giving him a shot.