On his way out of town after last season, Omri Casspi made it a point to tell both Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant and coach Byron Scott that it was the first time he actually learned the game of basketball.

It was a stunning confession from a third-year NBA player, but Casspi explained there wasn't much structure when he played overseas. Apparently there wasn't any structure with the Sacramento Kings, either, with whom Casspi played his first two years in the league.

Whatever the reason, Casspi struggled through a miserable first season with the Cavaliers. His numbers dropped in nearly every category, he lost his starting job, and Scott blasted him near the end of the season for still not knowing the playbook.

Casspi conceded at the end of the season that he didn't play the way he wanted. Now that a new year has started, he doesn't want to dwell on the past.

"I don't want to talk about last year anymore," Casspi said at the start of training camp. "I've been in the mud for a long time, and I don't want to talk about it anymore."