But that doesn’t mean Casspi is copacetic with everything in Sacramento.
Earlier this week, head coach Dave Joerger held a team meeting to announce his permanent rotation going forward. Casspi was nowhere on it. He was asked if he had gotten any kind of explanation or one-on-one time with Joerger.
“We haven’t talked since preseason. It was a team-wide meeting only,” Casspi said.
Joerger might characterize their communication differently, but whether this is precisely accurate matters only so much. Casspi is dismayed enough to say this publicly. That alone makes it a problem.
Keeping Casspi on the bench isn’t necessarily the wrong move. He has struggled in limited minutes this season, and the Kings have other capable combo forwards.
It’s almost as if it starts at the top.