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Willie Cauley-Stein
C - 7'0, 240lbs - 30 years old - 7 years of NBA experience
Signed in Italy - Signed with Varese
  • Birthdate: 08/18/1993
  • Drafted (NBA): 6th pick, 2015
  • Pre-draft team: Kentucky
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Leon Rose (Creative Artists Agency)/Roger Montgomery/Juan Perez (Roc Nation)
2015 NBA DraftNBADrafted 6th overall by Sacramento.
16th July, 2015NBASigned four year, $15,350,475 rookie scale contract with Sacramento. Included team options for 2017/18 and 2018/19.
21st October, 2016NBASacramento exercised 2017/18 team option.
30th October, 2017NBASacramento exercised 2018/19 team option.
Career Moves
2012 - 2015Kentucky (NCAA)
June 2015 - presentSacramento Kings (NBA)
Articles about Willie Cauley-Stein

June 29, 2017

Willie Cauley-Stein
C, 7’0, 240lbs, 23 years old, 2 years of experience

The best eight point, four rebound player alive. Started out the season returning to the shooting guard-like rebounding ways of most of his college career, but picked it up later on to in fact finish with a better re-bounding rate than in his rookie season, along with having a much larger usage percentage (19.7%) than before (13.2%). Cauley-Stein has much improved his offensive game, going from finisher to targeted player and even dropping some mid-range jump shots now, albeit on fairly poor efficiency. Always running, catching and rolling, he now has some touch on hook shots, and has offensive potential to go with all that which he already had on defence. Even us unconscionable Willie Cauley-Stein fans have to concede that the defensive results have yet to be as good at the NBA level as the potential has been. Nevertheless, the results are pretty good, the potential is sky high, and if the offence is going to grow like this, so now is the two-way potential.

Player Plan: Two years of rookie scale salary remaining. Keep, move Koufos, let him start, see how he grows.

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