Omri Casspi who has been a forward for multiple teams in the NBA on Tuesday signed a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. According to Tim Bontemps of Washington Post, Casspi agreed on signing for the veteran's minimum; this implies that the taxpayer mid-level exception is still at the Warriors' disposal.

It was a rough season for Casspi

Omri Casspi spent the 2016-17 NBA season on three different teams the New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Sacramento Kings.

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Casspi failed to become a key rotation piece on any of these teams as evident by his averages of 5.2 points and 3.1 rebounds while only playing 36 games.

At age 29, this season provided to be a rollercoaster for the Israelian native as it was a frustrating hindrance on what looked like a promising career especially after his performance in the 2015-16 NBA season. During his last complete season playing for the Kings, Casspi played a career-high 27.2 minutes per game and averaged 11.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 1.4 assists.

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Casspi could have played or a playoff team

After being released by the New Orleans Pelicans in March due to an ongoing thumb injury, Omri Casspi had the possibility to join a team that was likely to make the playoffs. Alternatively, he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves for an opportunity to mentor their young core throughout the final stretch of the season as reported by the Pioneer Press' Jace Frederick.

Casspi should find his niche in Golden State

This role is what Omri Casspi can bring to an NBA team at this moment in his profession.

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Casspi is a reliable rotation piece which in the short term is capable of starting if need be. Casspi also brings experience he has played professional basketball overseas and is now playing on his sixth NBA team.

In Conclusion, Omri Casspi is moving to another NBA team, this time he is heading to the Bay Area to play for the Golden State Warriors. While finding a team for the long term after being a journey throughout your whole career would be fitting, the number one priority in free agency is to sign with a team where you can play your best basketball.

Omri Casspi should be more than capable of doing this with the defending champions, Golden State Warriors. Casspi's primary role on this team should be the Warriors' main sniper from the second unit as we look forward to the 2017-18 NBA season.

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