From today’s Sac Bee, Coach Westphal may continue to rest Omri Casspi in order to get him past the rookie wall:

One day after Westphal decided to make the rookie small forward inactive as a way to “recharge his batteries,” he was still undecided as to whether the mandated rest would continue for tonight’s game at Portland.

So when Casspi darted through defenders in the lane en route to a roaring right-handed dunk, it appeared the 21-year-old was plenty ready to return.

Until Westphal was later asked about the play and what it might mean.

“You didn’t get to see the whole practice,” he retorted.

Translation: not so fast.

I think this is probably a good idea. 1) I’d like to see more of Donté Greene out there even if he’s making a couple of mistakes. He needs extended time on the court. 2) Omri could be at risk of injury if he’s not capable of being energetic and keeping up with the game.