A week after Gal Mekel became the second Israeli to join the NBA, the first Blue and White representative in the world's premier basketball league signed on to stay there - with a new team. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, forward Omri Casspi will sign a two-year contract with the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
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All-Star center Dwight Howard announced last week he was leaving the Los Angeles Lakers to sign a free-agent deal with the Rockets.
Houston would be Casspi's third stop in the NBA. In his successful 2009-10 rookie campaign with the Sacramento Kings, he averaged 10.3 points in 25.1 minutes per game. He left in 2011 after two years in California for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Israeli never found his comfort zone in Ohio.
Last season was his poorest with the Cavs; Casspi got just 11.7 minutes of playing time per game while averaging four points.