Casspi registered 19 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals over 31 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Bucks. Casspi topped 30 minutes for the third time in four games, with his extended run in Wednesday's game due in large part to the absence of DeMarcus Cousins (back). Cousins' lower-back strain isn't expected to sideline him long-term, so Casspi's playing time should soon drop off a bit, but because coach George Karl typically employs a small rotation, Casspi should still enjoy some appeal in deeper formats. His ability to occasionally get hot from the outside and rebound at a decent clip will continue to earn his a regular role off the bench.
Casspi scored 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt) with 11 rebounds, two assists and a steal in 32 minutes off the bench during Saturday's win over the Magic. Coach George Karl only used eight players on the night due to Rudy Gay's shoulder injury, giving Casspi plenty of run on the second unit one game after he made his first start of the season in place of the suspended DeMarcus Cousins. Over the last nine games, Casspi's averaging 12.3 points, 6.3 boards, 1.3 threes and 1.1 steals in 28.2 minutes a night, numbers which would make him useful in many leagues if he continues to see that much court time.
Casspi will start at small forward in Thursday's matchup with the Heat, Jason Ross of 1140 KHTK reports. With DeMarcus Cousins out because of a one-game suspension and Willie Cauley-Stein still coming off the bench, Casspi will enter the starting lineup at small forward, with Rudy Gay at the four and Kosta Koufos starting at the five. This marks the first start of the season for the seventh-year forward, who's currently boasting averages of 10.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steal over 24 minutes per game. Casspi will likely return to a bench role for Saturday's game against the Magic, but could be in line for increased minutes Thursday while running with the starters.
Casspi (shoulder) played 29 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Warriors, scoring 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and providing eight rebounds and two assists. Casspi was nursing a right shoulder strain heading into Saturday's contest, but it didn't prevent him from logging 25-plus minutes for the second day in a row. With several players on the Kings banged up at the moment, Casspi should continue to see a healthy minutes load Monday against the Spurs.
Casspi (shoulder) is probable for Saturday's game against Golden State, James Ham of CSN reports. Casspi scored 22 points to go with four rebounds in Friday's loss to Houston, but he emerged from the game with a strained right shoulder. The issue doesn't appear to be serious, however, and as of now he's trending in the direction of an active designation.
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