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Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

Posted on: June 30, 2011 1:52 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 2:21 pm
 
Posted by Matt Moore j-j-hickson

Update 2:14 p.m.: The Kings and Cavs have both announced the deal

Multiple reports surfaced Thursday of a deal being finalized by the Cleveland Cavaliers to send J.J. Hickson to Sacramento for forward Omri Casspi and a conditional first-round pick. 

Both ESPN and Yahoo! are reporting the deal, with ESPN slightly quicker with the news. The Sacramento Bee also confirms the setup of the deal involving the pick, which will allow the Kings to keep the 2012 pick unless they make the playoffs. 

Winner: Cavs. The Cavaliers traded an asset who had never jelled with Byron Scott and hadn't lived up to expectations for a versatile forward on the cheap and a conditional first-rounder. That's a nice haul for Hickson. The Cavs drafted Tristan Thompson who can't play the five but will work well at the four. He'll play next to Anderson Varejao and bring the athleticism Hickson was on board for. Getting the first-rounder is gravy, even if it's unlikely to develop unless the Kings make huge strides. 

Loser: We'll technically say the Kings, only for surrendering the conditional first-rounder. Casspi was caught in a logjam after the acquisition of John Salmons, which just makes the Salmons trade look worse (they could have gotten Jimmer Fredette all the same at their original seven spot). It's not a terrible trade, as they can use Hickson's size and athleticism off the bench, but he and DeMarcus Cousins along with Donte Green makes for a pretty tricky bulge at the four spot. Not a big loss here, though, considering. Pretty good deal for both clubs.
Comments

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

Does this really generate excitement in the NBA's basement cities? Two teams going nowhere trade two scrubs to each other? And "if" the Kings don't make the playoffs?! Please.



Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: June 30, 2011 6:34 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

Kings would keep their1st rounder this year if they don't make the playoffs, lose their pick the year after that no matter what. Deal will definitely not be just hickson for casspi.Cleveland also has miami's first round pick next year and likely three years from now to complete the lebron trade, depending on miami's record. Including this year, that makes four straight years with 2 first round picks. Should be able to rebuild a bit with that.



Since: Mar 9, 2011
Posted on: June 30, 2011 3:58 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

Good trade for the Kings, Omri Casspi is not going any where with the Kings, Paul Westphal is not playing him that much, and you can see Casspi is becoming frustrated with his playing time. I like Hickson more than Jason Thompson, so preferably he will most likely see more time on the court along with Cousins or Dalembert.



Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: June 30, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

The Sacramento Bee also  involving the pick, which will allow the Kings to keep the 2012 pick unless they make the playoffs.

so with that said i would say that it is pretty much a stright deal unleass you look at the money... so caspi who's locked untill 2013 for hickson who has a expiring contract after next season with a player option for the next season......and not to metion the stats

casspi -  8 ppg , 4 rpg, and shoots 37 % from 3pt, and 41 fg% - with the worlds ugliest release next to shawn marrion.

Hickson - 13 ppg, 8 rpg,  45% FG, 0 % 3pt,  - young but still very raw

i would have to say sacramento got the best of this if you don't see that then look a little harder.   



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: June 30, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

Casspi and a 1st rounder? Nice haul for Cleveland. You can tell Danny Ferry is no longer the GM there
Except that they will never see that 1st rounder....article says the Kings keep the pick unless they make the playoffs which is unlikely.  So really, the Cavs likely traded Hickson for Casspi straight up.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

You guys are talking crap...Lebron was never staying in Cleveland.  He wanted to hang with D'Wade and Bosh in "South Beach."  Remember he didn't take his talents to Miami...he took them to South Beach.  Stoudamire wasn't going to make the Cavs an instant championship team.  Heck...Lebron had D'Wade and Bosh and still couldn't win the title.  James and his posse wanted to get out of Cleveland...the Cavs could've brought Dirk, Wade, Kobe and Duncan to play in Cleveland with LBJ and he still would've left.



Since: Apr 2, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

I agree with you guys completely. If they had pulled the amare deal and given up hickson, Lebron never would have left. I am not a lebron supporter by any means, but all he wanted was someone worth a crap to play with. Not just Mo williams and a washed up Jameson. If STAT and Lebron had teamed together they still would be there today in cleveland.



Since: Feb 2, 2009
Posted on: June 30, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

basically an irrelevant trade that has no impact whatsoever on the nba.. omri who?



Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: June 30, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

Yeah, I agree.  I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about Casspi, but it does make me think back to that Amare deal that never was. Good point.



Since: Jun 21, 2007
Posted on: June 30, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Kings trade Omri Casspi to Cavs for J.J. Hickson

this is the guy the cavs wouldnt trade for amare stoudamire and now they do this???  maybe lebron is still there if they had amare.


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