In what is likely their final move before the playoffs, the Golden State Warriors have waived forward Omri Casspi. This coming in response to the team signing point guard Quinn Cook for the rest of the season.
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— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 8, 2018
Once Golden State decided to keep Cook around of the rest of the year, they had to make a tough roster decision and cut somebody. That unfortunately ended up being Casspi, who spent of this season battling injuries. He managed 5.7 points per game this year on 45.5 percent shooting.
With the postseason right around the corner and the Warriors battling some significant injries at point guard, the decision to keep Cook was presumably easy. As a starter, Quinn Cook as averaged 14.7 points per game on 50 percent shooting and dished out 4.0 assists and grabbed 3.5 rebounds. Golden State is without Steph Curry for the first round of the playoffs at least, and Patrick McCaw is recovering from a spine injury. Needless to say, the team is thin at point guard.
For Casspi, this is an unfortunate end. He has been out for the last ten games with ankle inflammation and reportedly did not feel comfortable cutting or making sharp turns. He will officially be a free agent this summer.