Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born athlete to play in the NBA, has joined the Houston Rockets on a two-year, $2 million deal.
The 6-foot-9 forward spent his first four NBA seasons split between the Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers. His best season came
in his rookie year of 2009-10, when he averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
He will be joined in Texas next season by the second Israel-born player in NBA history, as Israeli point guard Gal Mekel agreed last week to a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
Casspi has averaged 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 256 career games.