Unless Bulls executive Arturas Karnisovas has a major trick up his sleeve, the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft will be all but empty for the franchise. What could have been? A Jalen Suggs if winning meaningless games at the end of the regular season wasn’t a priority.
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli player to break through in the NBA, announced his retirement from professional basketball on Sunday. Casspi, 33, has spent the last two seasons at Maccabi Tel Aviv — where he first starred before being selected in the 2009 NBA Draft — but has been plagued by injuries. Basketball has given me a lot over the years.