The Warriors' roster reconstruction looks to be continuing Tuesday with a center going from Sacramento to San Francisco.
Former Kings big man Willie Cauley-Stein is "coming to the Warriors," The Athletic's Marcus Thompson reported.
I'm told Willie Cauley-Stein coming to the Warriors. Was Damian Jones that bad in the Summer League debut? Does that mean no DeMarcus Cousins?— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) July 2, 2019
Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes confirmed the agreement. ESPN's Zach Lowe reports that the contract is worth something "slightly above the minimum."
Cauley-Stein, 25, averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his fourth year as a pro last season. The Kings selected him with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Less than two weeks ago, Cauley-Stein's agent Roger Montgomery told The Sacramento Bee that his client "needs a fresh start." It's certainly not the contract the two sides hoped for, but the former Kentucky star will get a fresh start in a brand new arena.
While Cauley-Stein hasn't lived up to expectations as a former top pick, he could be a nice fit for the Warriors on both ends of the floor as a rim-running 7-footer.