Source: Sixers to Sign Willie Cauley-Stein to 10-Day Deal
The Philadelphia Sixers are set to announce the signing of veteran center Willie Cauley-Stein to a 10-day contract on Tuesday.
It will be interesting to see who the team waives to clear a roster spot for the former No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Myles Powell and Charlie Brown Jr. are the most likely candidates.
John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia was the first to report the agreement.
The 28-year-old Cauley-Stein appeared in 18 games this season with the Mavericks. He averaged 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 9.8 minutes but hasn't played since November 27th due to personal reasons.
One of the strengths of Cauley-Stein might be his fit with James Harden as a pick and roller/lob threat.
He has played 420 games since being drafted, but only appeared in 19 games this season for Dallas.
The Sixers will be the fourth NBA team the 2015 draft’s sixth overall pick has played for after wearing jerseys for the Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, and Golden State Warriors.
Cauley-Stein played in 73 games in 2017-18 for the Kings where he averaged 12.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
The 7-foot center played his college basketball at Kentucky and could see some minutes behind Joel Embiid as a backup center.
The Sixers did add Paul Millsap in the James Harden deal and have Paul Reed and Charles Bassey who could all compete for those backup center minutes.
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