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Monday, July 13, 2020

Report: Kings could be open to trading Willie Cauley-Stein


The Sacramento Kings may be getting infinitely less trill.

According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Kings are rumored to be open to trading second-year big man Willie Cauley-Stein, who is said to want a bigger role than he currently has under new head coach Dave Joerger.

Cauley-Stein, 23, is averaging 4.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in just 14.5 minutes per game through the first eight games of the season. He was selected No. 6 overall by Sacramento just over 16 months ago, but the Kings are no strangers to pulling the plug prematurely on their own lottery picks (see: Stauskas, Nik and Fredette, Jimmer).

There’s a clear and problematic surplus of frontcourt players on Sacramento’s roster right now, so perhaps a hyper-athletic, defensively versatile player like Cauley-Stein will be able to make more of an impact on another team.

H/T ProBasketballTalk

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