Willie Cauley-Stein Stats
- Height / Weight
- 84 / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/18/1993 (28)
Willie Cauley-Stein Last 10 Games
Willie Cauley-Stein News
Dallas Mavericks forward/center Maxi Kleber (leg) is out, but Willie Cauley-Stein (health and safety protocols) is available Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs. Kleber has missed a couple back-to-backs with the leg soreness, but returned and played 34 minutes on Thursday. The Mavericks are entering another back-to-back set so this is likely another maintenance day for Kleber. Cauley-Stein, however, will make his return to the court for the first time since March 17th. He will slot in behind Kristaps Porzingis and likely be limited Sunday, but has not been worth rostering when the Mavs are healthy.
Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein remains out on Thursday night against Milwaukee. The veteran hasn't played since mid-March while adhering to the league's health and safety protocols surrounding COVID-19. The 27-year-old hasn't contributed much this season, so his absence won't impact fantasy managers, primarily since he likely isn't on many teams anyway. Nicolo Melli and Maxi Kleber should continue to benefit the most during his absence.
The Dallas Mavericks' frontcourt stands to be short-handed for Friday's game against Portland with center Willie Cauley-Stein out due to the league's health and safety protocols and small/power forward Dorian Finney-Smith (personal) also unavailable. The return of Dwight Powell stands to help the second unit, whereas Kristaps Porzingis should see a sizable workload at the center spot without depth behind him. Tim Hardaway Jr. drew the start Wednesday without Finney-Smith in the mix, a role that he figures to reprise Friday, elevating his DFS appeal. The next chance that Cauley-Stein and Finney-Smith will have to get back into action comes Sunday in a rematch versus the Blazers.
Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein has decided to decline his $2.7 million player option for next season. He only made 13 appearances in Dallas last season and was buried on the depth chart. The 27-year-old still has plenty of potential, but needs to find the right place for himself. He might have late-round draft appeal depending on where he ends up.