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Wolves set to sign F Casspi

Minnesota needed replacement for Bjelica

The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to terms on Sunday with free agent forward Omri Casspi, according to multiple reports.

The deal, which would run through the remainder of this season, is slated to be finalized on Monday.

The 6-foot-9 Casspi became a free agent after breaking his right thumb on Feb. 23 in his first game with the Pelicans. New Orleans was forced to release him so it could sign another player.

Casspi was sent to New Orleans in the blockbuster deal in which Sacramento All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins was dealt to the Pelicans during the All-Star break.

The Timberwolves coveted Casspi to replace Nemanja Bjelica, who was lost last week with a season-ending foot injury.

Casspi, 28, has career averages of 8.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 486 games over eight NBA seasons. His best season was when he averaged 11.8 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Kings in 2015-16.


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