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Casspi to skip NBA draft

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Casspi to skip NBA draft

Maccabi Tel Aviv's Omri Casspi is expected to play for a European team next year even if he is picked in the first round of the NBA draft, according to sources close to the player. Although the 20-year-old impressed scouts at training camps in the U.S., franchise officials believe another year of seasoning in Europe would benefit him.


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I read this and i dont think

I read this and i dont think if will kill his draft stock to much, maybe mid 2nd rounder.

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He is not skipping the

He is not skipping the draft... he just wouldn't play in the NBA for a season. That is very common with many international players. He is only 20 years old and another year in a strong league may help his NBA future.

His name will remain in the draft though.

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Nah, he'll stay in the

Nah, he'll stay in the draft, mid-late first rounder, stay overseas a year or so then come over. Similar situation as Rudy Fernandez, or possibly Serge Ibaka. Still say that a couple teams are gonna end up drafting some plyers in the first round just to keep them over seas so they don't have to pay a rookie contract but get to keep the players rights incase he ever does develop.

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Franz Vasquez all over again

Franz Vasquez all over again perhaps. These European players are teases.

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The bigget problem with Fran

The bigget problem with Fran was that he was supposed to be the most NBA ready player in the draft. I was started out thinking the same until further info from Mitch Kupchak, after watching Fran in person, statd otherwise. I believe he was 4 years away, was Kupchak exact estimate. Once drafted he realized he needed to go back or be a bust and thats what he did. I still expect good things from him, but to think the Lakers may have taken him over Bynum.

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As do I, but You can't draft

As do I, but You can't draft a guy that high and maintain having him on the roster or not trading his right. Imagine how much better Orlando would be with a legit big man off the bench.

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there already almost

there already almost unstopable they would be unstopable

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