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Willie Cauley-Stein - C, 7'0, 240
Sacramento Kings - Drafted 6th overall in 2015
       Date of birth: 08/18/1993
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 6th pick, 2015
     Out of: Kentucky
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

2015 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 6th overall by Sacramento.
16th July, 2015 NBA Signed four year, $15,350,475 rookie scale contract with Sacramento. Included team options for 2017/18 and 2018/19.
21st October, 2016 NBA Sacramento exercised 2017/18 team option.
When: Where:
2012 - 2015 Kentucky (NCAA)
June 2015 - present Sacramento Kings (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

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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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 31st October 2017

Cauley-Stein jostles with Kosta Koufos in an unheralded but very effective pairing at centre for the Kings, and averages 10.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. There will probably be some blocks to come with that in the future, too, making for some two-way versatility at a competitive price. WCS will not have 30-point nights, nor likely any 20/20 nights, but his offense continues to develop, and his price here is a good one.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 28th November 2017

Losing his starting spot seems to have truly galvanised Cauley-Stein, who is playing some of the most engaged and energetic ball of his NBA career. Over his last six games, he has recorded five nights of between 32.5 and 42.0 fantasy points. The other was a mere 7.0, but it seems that is now the outlier, and it also seems as though Cauley-Stein will likely yield a return in the 30s. That is worth buying at this price.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 20th November 2017

As the Kings shook things up after multiple heavy defeats, needing to find a better balance, Cauley-Stein was taken out of the starting line-up, a challenge to which he has responded. Cauley-Stein has totalled 40 points, 19 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 blocks and 2 assists over the last two bench games, for a 39.9 fantasy point averages, becoming an offensive focal point rather than a mere defensive specialist. If this is to be the new WCS way, buy it.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 9th November 2017

Cousins’s replacement in the Sacramento line-up is not doing too bad himself. Averaging career highs in every category (8.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 blocks, 0.9 steals), Cauley-Stein has cooled off slightly after a very hot start, averaging 21.2 fantasy points over his last seven games.

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