Small forward Omri Casspi, who signed a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal with the team in July, sat out out Golden State’s exhibition Saturday evening against Denver to observe Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
Omri Moshe Casspi (Hebrew: עומרי משה כספי, born June 22, 1988) is an Israeli professional basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) tall and plays the small forward position, but can play also at the power forward position.
He was drafted 23rd overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, making him the first Israeli to be selected in the first round of an NBA draft. With his Kings debut in 2009, Casspi became the first Israeli to play in an NBA game.The Cleveland Cavaliers traded for him in June 2011, and he signed with the Houston Rockets in July 2013. In July 2014, Casspi was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a three-team trade, but was later waived. He then returned to Sacramento prior to the 2014–15 season. In February 2017, he was traded to the Pelicans alongside DeMarcus Cousins, and signed with the Warriors during the off season.