Israel’s Casspi signs with NBA’s Golden State Warriors

Another milestone for an Israeli athlete. Casspi joins the Golden State Warriors, 2017 NBA champions.

Israeli basketball player Omri Casspi signed a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors, the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) champions.

Casspi closed the $2.1 million agreement during a midnight conference call with the team’s representatives, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

A native of Holon, Casspi joined the NBA in 2009 as the first Israeli-born player in the league’s history. His last team was the Minnesota Timberwolves, who signed him after he was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Casspi had suffered a broken thumb in his first game with New Orleans.

The Pelicans acquired him in February from the Sacramento Kings as part of their trade for All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins.

In eight NBA seasons, the 6-foot-9 Casspi has averaged 8.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, while shooting about 37 percent from three-point range.

The Warriors will be his sixth NBA team.