Grizzlies sign forward Omri Casspi to 1-year deal

The Memphis Grizzlies have signed their second http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Jonathan_Huberdeau_Jersey free agent in forward Omri Casspi.
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General manager Chris Wallace announced the deal Wednesday. Memphis did not announce terms, but the contract is for 1 year, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 6-foot-9 Casspi has started 145 of 552 games in his career with Sacramento, Cleveland, Houston, New Orleans, Minnesota and Golden State. Now 30, Casspi played 53 games with the Warriors last season and averaged 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. He shot 58 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent outside the arc.

Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (5-7, 4.62 ERA) opposes RHP Kevin Gausman (4-6, 4.11) when Philadelphia visits Baltimore on Thursday night to make up a May 15 postponement. Pivetta has struggled in his last two starts, allowing eight earned runs http://www.officialjaguarslockerroom.com/elite-taven-bryan-jersey in 4 1/3 innings.

Mets: LHP Steven Matz (4-6, 3.31 ERA) takes on All-Star Max Scherzer (11-5, 2.33) as New York welcomes Washington to Citi Field to open a four-game series Thursday. Matz has allowed just one earned run over his last two starts and opponents are hitless in their last 26 at-bats against him with runners on.

Knox projects to the type of combo forward that is increasingly popular in today’s NBA, similar in size and role to last year’s Vegas Summer League Championship Game MVP Kyle Kuzma. On offense, Knox is more finisher than team-offense initiator. Perhaps his most impressive weapon in the summer league was his dribble drive to the rim. Knox has a quick and long first step, which he uses to get his body between the defender and the ball. Once that’s done, Knox is able to carry them on his hip to the rim, where he’s got the strength and length to finish in traffic.

That move was consistently effective against summer league competition, but on Thursday, Boston Taven Bryan Womens Jersey Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye was physical enough to make it more difficult. On one drive in the third quarter, Knox got his half-step and lowered his shoulder, but Ojeleye beat him to the spot and drew the charge. On another play, at the end of a quarter the Knicks ran an ISO out top for Knox, but he lost his footing against physical defense and lost the ball. That’s the level of defense Knox can expect at the next Authentic Jonathan Huberdeau Jersey level, so he’ll have to adjust.