NBA journeyman Omri Casspi is closing in on a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPNís Marc Stein. Casspi has been rehabbing from a broken right thumb suffered last month, but was cleared for basketball activities again last week.
Casspi was dealt from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans in the DeMarcus Cousins trade, but the Pelicans cut him after his injury to add another player in an attempted playoff push. Several playoff teams reportedly showed interest in bringing in the wing, who is a 37 percent career shooter from three, but it looks like Minnesota might win out.
While the Timberwolves have been playing better, theyíre 4.5 games out of the No. 8 seed, which gives them a slim chance of making up the distance. The Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies ó two teams who will certainly be in the playoffs ó were reportedly interesting in signing Casspi, so itís interesting he opted for Minnesota instead.