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ESPN: Kings Set to Sign Omri Caspi to One-Year Deal

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:15:08 +0000

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Omri Caspi is going to where his NBA career began as ESPN is reporting that the veteran forward is nearing a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.

In 2009, the Kings drafted Caspi 23rd overall, making him the first Isreali player to be drafted in the first round.

Caspi spent last season with the Houston Rockets, but was delt recently to the New Orleans Hornets as part of the Omer Asik trade.

The Hornets wound up waiving Caspi, leaving him free to sign with anyone after clearing waivers.

During his five-year career, Caspit has proved to be a reliable option off the bench, even if its in limted minutes. In 71 games for the Rockets last season, he averaged 6.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 18.1 minutes per game.

Casspi's cap hit for the upcoming season will be $915,243, which help the Kings stay under the tax threshold without being forced to release forward Quincy Acy

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