Omri Casspi would like to re-sign with the Sacramento Kings in free agency this offseason.
Casspi has been encouraged by the initial weeks of George Karl's tenure.
“I want to come back here so badly,” Casspi said. “I love the community and I feel like the team is finally moving in the right direction. George Karl’s system is great, and I’m not just saying that because I play for him, but because I really do believe this is the right way to play basketball. Spacing the floor. Moving, making extra passes, sharing the ball. Getting our hands on balls, deflections, then getting out and running. Unfortunately, coach Karl has not had a lot of time to teach us everything, but these last two games, you can see what we can become.”
Casspi is represented by Dan Fegan, who is also agent for DeMarcus Cousins.
Casspi's girlfriend is a native of Los Angeles who has practice law in Israel. If Casspi re-signs, she plans on taking the California bar exam.
“Shani loves it here,” Casspi said of his girlfriend. “We both do. This community has been through so much, and now we are on the right path. I want to be a part of that, especially with that new arena coming, coach Karl and Vlade here. When the time comes, my agent will talk to (general manager) Pete (D’Alessandro) and hopefully we get it done.”