Omri Casspi did not anticipate the Warriors to come calling in free agency.

But early in the morning on July 1 -- when Casspi was at home in Israel -- Golden State came knocking.

"I knew this was where I wanted to put myself," Casspi told ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz. "I wanted to be a part of this group of guys and wanted them to dictate my future. So many times as role players, we are so dependent on our main guys, our coachs, etc. -- they dictate our future.

"I feel like a lot of times a lot of people didn't know a lot about my game because I played on bad teams. And now, things are more out there because I'm playing on a better team."