Willie Cauley-Stein just completed his fifth NBA season and his first with the Mavericks in 2019-20. He was acquired by Dallas from Golden State in exchange for a second-round pick on Jan. 25, 2020.
Cauley-Stein (7-0, 240) holds career averages of 9.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks and 23.5 minutes per game in 349 games (237 starts) with Sacramento, Golden State and Dallas. The 7-footer, who is a career 53.9 percent shooter, has shot at least 50 percent from the floor in each of his five professional seasons. He earned NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors with the Kings in 2015-16.
The Spearville, Kansas, native was drafted sixth overall by Sacramento in 2015 after a three-year college career at Kentucky. As a junior (2014-15), he was named First Team All-SEC, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus First Team All-American. Cauley-Stein was also a two-time All-SEC Defensive Team selection (2013-14, 2014-15) and garnered SEC All-Freshman Team honors for the Wildcats in 2012-13.