Willie Cauley-Stein RUMORS & NEWS

Willie Cauley-Stein

Position Center
Height 5'10"
Weight 240 lbs
Birthplace Olathe, KS
Current Team Kentucky
  • Kings' Cauley-Stein focusing on defense, offensive flow

    NBA.com "Yes, the defense. Of course the defense. It's why the Kings spent the sixth pick in the June 25 draft on Willie Cauley-Stein over Emmanuel Mudiay as the point guard of the future, because Cauley-Stein would be a formidable inside presence at 7-1 and 242 pounds with the athleticism to also step out..." July 16

  • Kings think defense with Cauley-Stein

    Sacramento Bee "Amid coach vs. player, coach vs. executive and all the drama that has defined the Kings lately, the NBA draft was approaching. The Kings could not select peace and harmony in the draft but addressed one need, defense, by selecting Willie Cauley-Stein sixth overall Thursday in New York. The..." June 26

  • Willie Cauley-Stein could be available when Nuggets pick during NBA draft

    Denver Post "Of all of the things NBA teams wanted to evaluate about Kentucky defensive maven Willie Cauley-Stein, getting a handle on the big man's confidence wasn't one of them. "I see myself as the No. 1 player in the draft," Cauley-Stein said. "But it is what it is. If you just take it day by day and..." June 23

  • Cauley-Stein's Foot Giving Lottery Teams Pause

    Draft Express "Uncertainty surrounding Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein's foot could impact his standing in Thursday night's NBA Draft, league executives tell DraftExpress. Cauley-Stein suffered a stress fracture in his ankle on March 28th of 2014 in Kentucky's NCAA Tournament victory over Louisville, and had a..." June 23

  • Calipari, Phil agree which Kentucky big man perfectly fits Knicks system

    New York Post "Kentucky coach John Calipari cited two of his forwards as good fits for the big-man-starved Knicks: junior Willie Cauley-Stein to shore up the defense and freshman Trey Lyles to shore up the triangle. Cauley-Stein worked out for the Knicks on Tuesday, and Lyles was to work out for the club..." June 19

  • Willie Cauley-Stein did not know meaning of ‘trill’ prior to changing middle name to it

    Larry Brown Sports "Earlier this year, Willie Cauley-Stein legally changed his middle name to “Trill.” Apparently he did so without knowing the meaning of the popular slang term. “Trill” is a commonly used word that is the combination of the words “true” and “real.” That was news to the former Kentucky..." June 18

  • Willie Cauley-Stein pitch for Knicks: Like a 7-foot John Wall

    New York Post "Kentucky associate coach Kenny Payne got a text from an NBA organization Sunday raving about how well Wildcats defensive center Willie Cauley-Stein shot during his workout there. “They were floored,’’ Payne told The Post. “I forwarded the text to Willie. He said, ‘It’s amazing people are..." June 16

  • DeMarcus Cousins wants the Kings to draft Willie Cauley-Stein

    CBS Sports "Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins might have identified the frontcourt partner of his dreams. The Kings have the sixth pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, and Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein might be available there. According to ESPN's Ryen Russilo, Cousins would like to play with..." June 11

  • Payne, Cauley-Stein will work out for Kings on Thursday

    Sacramento Bee "After two predraft workouts featuring players who are at best summer-league prospects, the Kings will host two college stars they will consider selecting with the sixth pick in the NBA draft on June 25. Murray State point guard Cameron Payne and Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein will work out..." June 09

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    Nuggets will be working out Willie Cauley-Stein tomorrow in Denver.

  • Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein Impress in L.A. Workout

    Zagsblog "Former Kentucky big men Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein impressed DraftExpress’s Jonathan Givony during a workout Monday in Los Angeles that didn’t come in front of NBA teams. Towns, projected as the No. 1 pick to Minnesota by DraftExpress.com, also impressed former UCLA star Don..." June 02

  • Celtics interested in trading up in draft, maybe for Willie Cauley-Stein

    CSN New England "Two league sources told CSNNE.com Friday that the Boston Celtics are “very open” to moving up in next month’s NBA draft. And while the sources did not indicate which player Boston was targeting, there are growing signs that they have their sights set on trying to draft Kentucky big man Willie..." May 21

  • Willie Cauley-Stein Says Larry Bird Told Him He’s a ‘$100 Million Dollar Player’

    SLAM Online "Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein is expected to be a lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft. How good will Cauley-Stein be at the next level? Pretty damn good, if you believe Larry Bird. According to Cauley-Stein, Bird told him “‘I think you’re a $100 million dollar player” in a pre-draft..." May 18

  • Celtics have growing interest in Willie Cauley-Stein

    CSN New England "Two league sources told CSNNE.com Friday that the Boston Celtics are “very open” to moving up in next month’s NBA draft. And while the sources did not indicate which player Boston was targeting, there are growing signs that they have their sights set on trying to draft Kentucky big man Willie..." May 17

  • Willie Cauley-Stein's name change is official

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Former University of Kentucky basketball star Willie Cauley-Stein's hyphenated last name is official now, as is a change in his middle name. Cauley-Stein, 21, was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. He filed a name-change order Friday with the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to..." May 04

  • Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein Changed His Middle Name To ‘Trill’

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Former University of Kentucky basketball star Willie Cauley-Stein's hyphenated last name is official now, as is a change in his middle name. Cauley-Stein, 21, was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. He filed a name-change order Friday with the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to..." May 04

  • Full list of NBA draft-eligible underclassmen, international players released

    Pro Basketball Talk "There are the names you know — the one-and-done players, the guys who will go high in this June’s NBA Draft. Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and the like. But then there are the countless guys whose names you don’t know, players who likely never set foot on an NBA court. All..." April 28

  • Roc Nation Sports Signs Willie Cauley-Stein

    Sports Agent Blog "Roc Nation Sports signs University of Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein. The University of Kentucky standout is the 2015 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was named to the 2015 All-SEC team, 2015 All-SEC Defensive Team, and to the 2015 USA Today All-American Team. On April 9, 2015, Cauley-Stein..." April 21

  • Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns or Willie Cauley-Stein may be answer for Knicks

    New York Daily News "The scouting report on Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns reads like this; young, athletic big man with considerable skills and great vision. So how can the possible top overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, a player with all that talent and court awareness, not notice Phil Jackson watching his..." March 07

  • Willie Cauley-Stein’s Jumper Could Help Skyrocket Draft Stock

    Zagsblog "Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein has recently added a mid-range jumper to his offensive arsenal, and that hasn’t escaped NBA scouts. One veteran scout told SNY.tv that the 7-foot junior could go as high as No. 2 in the NBA Draft if he can consistently make that shot. “He’s always been a..." February 23

  • Willie Cauley-Stein back at Kentucky for junior season

    USA Today "The first of many NBA decisions for the University of Kentucky's talented roster is something of a stunner: 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein, a projected first-round pick, announced Monday he will return for his junior season. "I want to come back and have a chance to win a national championship,..." October 14

  • Cauley-Stein undergoes surgery on injured ankle

    UK Athletics "Riding around campus the last couple of days on a motorized cart, it's obvious the injury to Willie Cauley-Stein's left ankle was more than just a sprain. John Calipari said as much Thursday during a press conference for his new book, "Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out," when he..." April 22

2014 NBA Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Timberwolves Karl-Anthony Towns Kentucky
2 Lakers D'Angelo Russell Ohio St.
3 76ers Jahlil Okafor Duke
4 Knicks Kristaps Porzingis Baloncesto Sevilla
5 Magic Mario Hezonja Barcelona
6 Kings Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky
7 Nuggets Emmanuel Mudiay Guangdong Southern Tigers
8 Pistons Stanley Johnson Arizona
9 Hornets Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin
10 Heat Justise Winslow Duke
Full NBA Draft Results

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