Some interesting tidbits from an Israeli website; Haaretz.com.
K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune yesterday
speculated that while the Bulls are considering choosing Casspi in the
first round, management would rather trade their 26th place pick with
Casspi has announced his eligibility for the NBA draft twice
before, yet withdrew on both occasions because he was not guaranteed a
Now I couldn't find where KC Johnson reported this, but I just looked at a bunch of film on Casspi and Bulls fans should be rooting for the trade scenario. Seriously, I've never scouted a player entering the draft who impressed me less than Casspi.
The guy shoots okay, but he's got a slow release and is only a decent shooter. He can't do anything else even okay. He can't handle the ball, take his man off the dribble, doesn't pass, doesn't own the glass, isn't athletic.
How is this guy on anyone's radar. If Ivica Dukan is on board with this guy it's time to find a new international scout. Either that, or he'll prove me wrong and I should permenently give up scouting reports on draft prospects, because I've never seen a guy I was so confident that he wouldn't pan out at the next level before.