Is Omri Casspi the Houston Rockets’ Long-Lost Answer at Power Forward?

October 15th, 2013 by John Wilmes Leave a reply »

Omri Casspi signed a multi-year deal with the Houston Rockets this summer.

This after a relatively disappointing two-season stay in Cleveland, where he averaged career lows of 7.1, then 4.0 points per game.

But Casspi has looked like his old effective self this preseason, scoring 20 and 17 points in his first two Rockets outings.

The question is whether he can sustain such play in the regular season and fill in the glaring hole at the 4-spot that the team has. Casspi’s shooting range could be a crucial weapon for the team, as they attempt to introduce more half-court offense in their quest for a championship.

Dwight Howard and Omer Asik, of course, have no such range. Just take a look at their shot charts, from last season.





Now, take a look at Casspi’s from last season (albeit an off year):


Casspi didn't exactly light the world on fire from outside of the paint last year, but he was still latitudes ahead of the two natural 5’s that the Ro ...

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