Did Willie Cauley-Stein Just Put a Price on His Effort Level?

On Sunday, Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan grabbed 23 rebounds against the Kings.

On Wednesday night, Thunder bruiser Steven Adams also grabbed 23 rebounds against the Kings.

After the Kings' 132-113 loss to Oklahoma City, Willie Cauley-Stein was asked about the gaudy rebound numbers of Jordan and Adams. The answer he gave rubbed some Kings fans the wrong way.

"They get paid $100 mill to do that, so if they're not doing that, you're looking at them differently," Cauley-Stein told reporters in Sacramento. "Y'all get paid $100 mill to rebound and block shots. Me looking in on that, that's big time. You know, Steven's a helluva player, me playing against him and he's doing that, he gets paid $100 mill to do that."

Some fans seem to be interpreting Cauley-Stein's comment to mean that he doesn't grab 23 rebounds because the Kings aren't paying him $100 million.

Check out the replies to this tweet by KHTK's Matt George:

Cauley-Stein is getting paid $4.696 million to grab a career-high 8.2 rebounds. In case you were wondering, Cauley-Stein pulled down a total of 15 rebounds in the two games in question.

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