Mavs pick up contract option on Cauley-Stein

The Dallas Mavericks have picked up the second-season contract option for center Willie Cauley-Stein, the team announced on Sunday.

Cauley Stein will make $4.1 million next season. He signed this current contract with the Mavericks last December.

Last season, the 27-year-old averaged 5.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 17.1 minutes in 53 games (16 starts). The career 54.5% shooter has shot at least 50% from the floor in each of his seven NBA seasons, including a career-high 63.2% (115-182 FG) in the 2020-21 season.

The six-year veteran was acquired by Dallas from Golden State on Jan. 25, 2020, in exchange for a 2020 second-round pick.

Cauley-Stein holds career averages of 9.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 22.6 minutes in 402 career games (253 starts) with Sacramento, Golden State, and Dallas. 

He was the sixth overall pick by Sacramento in the 2015 NBA Draft after a three-year career at the University of Kentucky. 


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