Links to the Present: January 27, 2012

January 27th, 2012 by Colin McGowan

“Things have been difficult for Omri Casspi. When he made the trek from Sacramento to Cleveland, his jump shot was lost somewhere along the way. Casspi can’t blame U-Haul for that one. It has started to arrive, little by little. His numbers aren’t what people expected when he was acquired, along with a conditional first-round pick, in exchange for forward J.J. Hickson in June. He’s averaging 8.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Casspi is shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 31 percent from behind the arc and 67.7 percent from the foul line.” [Bob Finnan]

“Gee has gained notoriety for his offensive contributions off the bench and his occasional SportsCenter-worthy dunks. What might keep him in the NBA, however, is his defense. He has the strength to defend small forwards and the quickness and length to stick with shooting guards.” [Tom Reed]

“[The Cavaliers] turned the ball over 19 times on Wednesday, but still prevailed over the New York Knicks, 91-81. They’ll try to get things straightened out against New Jersey on Friday. The Cavs are averaging 17.1 turnovers per game, last in the NBA. Guard Kyrie Irving is averaging a team-high 3.6 turnovers per game.” [CBS Sports]

The Cavs have sent avid Yo Gotti fan Luke Harangody down to their NBDL affiliate, the Canton Charge, where he will teach the young’ns a thing or two about 15-foot set shots, keeping your hands up on defense, and “that China white.”