Season Overview: There’s little question that Cavs forward Omri Casspi never quite found his rhythm with the Wine and Gold in his first year with the squad.

Casspi was acquired in a trade with Sacramento – along with a protected 1st round draft pick from the Kings in exchange for J.J. Hickson – just days before the NBA lockout. With abbreviated Training Camps not tipping off until mid-December, Casspi didn’t get a real chance to gel with his new squad until the helter-skelter season began.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Featuring nine players owning USA Basketball experience, including the 2011-12 NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving and the 2010-11 NBA Rookie of the Year runner-up John Wall, USA Basketball today announced 13 players for the 2012 USA Men’s Select Team that will train against the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team during its July 6-12 training camp in Las Vegas, Nev.

Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea! I’m the one they call “Optimist” – and by now, you nerds know full-well that an offseason Friday can only mean another delivery of that little bundle of joy we like to call NEWS … AROUND … THE … LEAGUE.

Sometimes, on a Friday, you can sense that the pending weekend is going to completely rock your socks off. And that’s the vibe I’m getting today.

The weather is beginning to turn. The Tribe is in first place. We’re square with Big Worm and Deebo. Life is good.

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