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Monday January 7th, 2013

Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi has requested a trade. (Joe Murphy/NBA/Getty Images) Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi has requested a trade. (Joe Murphy/NBA/Getty Images)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi has requested a trade from the team, reports Yahoo! Sports.

Casspi, in his fourth NBA season, hasn't played much since the Cavaliers' Dec. 11 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, totaling one minute of playing time since then. Casspi missed five games in early December with gastroenteritis.

Casspi, the 23rd overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, was the first Israeli-born player to play in the league. He has started 93 games in his career and is averaging 8.4 points a game in his career.

Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant has been making calls on possible deals for Casspi, but nothing has materialized. The request for a trade was made through Casspi's representatives with Creative Arts Agency (CAA), sources said.

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