Willie Cauley-Stein to sign with Warriors for just over minimum
The Trill movement is coming to the Golden State Warriors.
Willie Cauley-Stein is joining the Warriors, The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson first reported. ESPN’s Zach Lowe says he will sign for something slightly above the minimum salary.
Can confirm. Cauley-Stein will sign for something slightly above the minimum salary, a source says. https://t.co/acJryQ5lik
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 2, 2019
Getting him for just over the minimum is a steal. The Warriors are facing a hard cap this year due to their sign-and-trade involving D’Angelo Russell and Kevin Durant and need to fill out their roster with minimum signings to stay below the tax apron. Cauley-Stein is helping them do so.
Cauley-Stein’s representatives recently stated their desire for the big man to be set free by Sacramento. The Kings originally extended a qualifying offer to Cauley-Stein, making the 2015 lottery pick a restricted free agent. However, they later rescinded the offer after signing Dewayne Dedmon and Cory Joseph, making Cauley-Stein an unrestricted free agent.
Cauley-Stein, 25, averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds a game for the Kings last season. He should have an opportunity to seize plenty of playing time with the Dubs next season.