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NBA rumors: Ex-Warrior Omri Casspi gets in fight with Grizzlies teammate

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NBA rumors: Ex-Warrior Omri Casspi gets in fight with Grizzlies teammate

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT streaming live on the MyTeams app.

On Wednesday night, the Grizzlies lost at home to the Pistons, 101-94.

To make matters worse, things got a little heated in the postgame locker room:

Casspi -- who played for the Warriors last season -- only played five minutes and went 0-for-2 from the field. Temple went 2-for-8 from the field in 37 minutes, and recorded three assists and two steals.

The two players were teammates in Sacramento during the 2016-17 season, before Casspi was traded to New Orleans.

The Grizzlies are 2-8 in their last 10 games and have dropped 14 of their last 20. That probably has something to do with the dustup between Casspi and Temple.

Surely we will learn more about this situation in the coming days...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Zaza Pachulia trolls Kevin Durant about Omri Casspi's 20 points

Zaza Pachulia trolls Kevin Durant about Omri Casspi's 20 points

Programming note: Watch Wednesday's Warriors-Jazz game streaming live at 6 p.m. PT on the MyTeams app.

Omri Casspi scored a season-high 20 points Monday night against the Warriors (his previous high was 12).

Golden State won the game, 110-93, but Zaza Pachulia still felt the need to have some fun with his former teammate, Kevin Durant.

Pachulia, at 11:05 p.m. PT (which means it was 2:05 a.m. in Detroit), sent Durant the following text:

"Saw Omri kicked your a** tonight. 20 points in 21 minutes."

Durant's response: "Hahaha fu** u Z."

Zaza's answer: "Yeah and put this one on IG too if you want," followed by four of the "face with tears of joy" emojis.

Durant texted "I am" and posted a screenshot of the exchange on Instagram with the caption: "@zazapachulia wanted me to show ya'll this."

Earlier this month, Durant took to Instagram to let the world know that Zaza incorrectly wished him happy birthday (Durant's birthday is on Sept. 29).

But back to Casspi real quick -- he attempted four 3-pointers against the Warriors (he made two), bringing his season total for the Memphis Grizzlies to 25. Last year with Golden State, he took 22 in 53 games.

"Well if Omri had shot last year like he did tonight ..." Warriors coach Steve Kerr jokingly said to reporters after the game. "Omri was great tonight. He was killing us on his backcuts. For whatever reason he didn't shoot the 3s last year. This year, we got some guys who are more willing to shoot.

"Everyone's taking that as a shot ... it was a joke."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Omri Casspi ruled out vs. Warriors, but he will still get his ring

Omri Casspi ruled out vs. Warriors, but he will still get his ring

Veteran forward Omri Casspi is back in Oakland for the Grizzlies' matchup against the Warriors on Monday night, but he won't take the court against his former team.

The Grizzlies ruled Casspi out due to right knee soreness. The 30-year-old missed Memphis' season-opener, but has played in the last seven games. He's averaging 5.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.0 minutes.

Casspi will be presented with his 2017-18 NBA championship ring prior to Monday's game.

Casspi joined the Warriors last summer and appeared in 53 games for the eventual champs. Before the regular season ended, the Warriors cut Casspi to make room for Quinn Cook on the roster.

Click here to check out the reversible ring that Casspi will receive prior to Monday's game.