Omri Casspi Position Change
I'm having all sorts of trouble with the sports.ws Trash Talk page. First it posted everything to the ABA league board (have NO idea how that happened) and now it's not posting my Omri Casspi evidence. So I'll just post it here in case it doesn't eventually work over there...
Omri Casspi is clearly a perimeter player. With Kevin Martin’s return, he’ll likely receive less minutes overall, perhaps a loss of some at SG. While he started a number of games at SF, when Westphal would go with bigger wings (like Nocioni or Donte Green) in the lineup, Casspi would be moved to SG.
Has Casspi spending 13% of his floor time at SG. His personal PER for the position is 19.8 while his opponents is 9.9. The second best 5-man unit (and four of the top 10) have Casspi at the SG. http://www.82games.com/0910/09SAC7.HTM
And if you look at the stat splits, they include a “As Starting G” category http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/bas...28/splits.html
“With the 23rd pick, the Kings took guard Omri Casspi from Israel. ESPN.com called Casspi “a very tough, scrappy, slashing player.” http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2...-and-toughness
“With Evans, Martin and Casspi, the Kings have a nice (albeit perimeter) core to build around” http://www.scoresreport.com/2010/01/...tin-backcourt/