NBA-worst Warriors trade Cauley-Stein to Mavericks

Agence France-Presse
NBA-worst Warriors trade Cauley-Stein to Mavericks
The Mavericks get a serviceable big man in Willie Cauley-Stein after starting center Dwight Powell suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Willie Cauley-Stein, a seven-foot American center in his fifth NBA campaign, joined the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, January 25, in a trade deal with the league-worst Golden State Warriors.

The move, which sent a second-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to the Warriors, comes 3 days after the Mavericks lost starting center Dwight Powell to a season-ending torn right Achilles tendon injury.

Dallas waived center Justin Patton to make room for Cauley-Stein, who has averaged 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.2 blocked shots in 41 games this season for Golden State.

Cauley-Stein has career averages of 9.8 points and 6.4 rebounds over 336 games with the Warriors and the Sacramento Kings, with whom he spent his first 4 NBA seasons.

At 28-16, the Mavericks are fighting for playoff position in the Western Conference, sharing 5th with the Houston Rockets.

The injury-hit Warriors, missing Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson among others, are an NBA-worst 10-37. –

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