Casspi tallied 16 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, three steals, and one assist across 29 minutes in Monday's 120-100 loss to the Cavaliers. Casspi was denied the opportunity for increased run after Rudy Gay (ankle) was cleared to play shortly before the contest, but he still finished with his highest point total in five games. The forward isn't shooting the rock with much efficiency of late, but he's still managed to knock down at least one three-pointer in nine straight contests.
Casspi totaled 13 points (6-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal across 29 minutes in Sunday's 128-119 loss to the Celtics. Casspi was expected to see an elevated role Sunday with both Rudy Gay (ankle) and Ben McLemore (wrist) ruled out, but coach George Karl continued to deploy the 27-year-old off the bench. While Casspi did receive more shot attempts than usual with Gay and McLemore out of the picture, his playing time didn't notice a substantial increase, as Marco Belinelli (38 minutes) and James Anderson (18 minutes) appeared to be the primary beneficiaries of the two absences. It looks like Casspi's role will remain fairly static for the time being, but he's still probably worthy of a roster spot in most mid-sized or deeper formats.
Casspi supplied 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight boards, one assist, and one block across 32 minutes in Monday's 129-128 double-overtime loss to the Hornets. Casspi was back on the bench for this one with Rudy Gay (heel) returning from a two-game absence, but thanks to the two extra periods of action, Casspi didn't notice much of a drop in minutes or productivity. Gay was actually forced to exit the contest during the second overtime with a corneal abrasion and has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers, so it seems likely that Casspi will slot back in on the top unit for his third start in four games.
Casspi totaled eight points (4-7 FG), five rebounds and an assist over 28 minutes in Saturday's 108-97 victory over the Pacers. The veteran received a second straight start in Rudy Gay's (heel) stead, but generated a lackluster performance. The lack of overall production may not be as surprising as it appears on the surface, considering that DeMarcus Cousins had his way with the Pacers frontcourt to the tune of 48 points. The reduction in overall involvement on offense resulted in the normally aggressive Casspi only taking seven shot attempts, after averaging 10 per game over the previous three contests. His three tries from beyond the arc, all misses, were a low for the month of Janaury as well, and resulted in Casspi failing to register a three-pointer for the first time since Dec. 10 against the Knicks. Despite the modest production, Casspi should be in line for additional opportunity if Gay continues to be sidelined for any more games.
Casspi will start Saturday's game against the Pacers, James Ham of CSN California reports. Entering the starting lineup for an ailing Rudy Gay (heel), Casspi has been tabbed for such a gig 16 times this season, during which he's averaged 14.9 points (on 51 percent shooting), 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 three-pointers, 1.7 assists, and 0.9 steals in 35 minutes.
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