Christian Villere is joined by Sacramento Kings Beat Blogger for Hoop Ball, Jon Schifferle. The fellas get into the previous night's win against the Hawks. They spend a good deal of time discussing Iman Shumpert…
February 14, 2019, 12:51 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and five steals in Wednesday's road loss to the Nuggets.
Cauley-Stein is as inconsistent as they get but it all averages out to a late-round value. De'Aaron Fox added 15 points and 10 assists, and Buddy Hield put up 25 points with a mostly normal line in the loss.
February 10, 2019, 9:37 pmWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein came to ball on Sunday against the Suns with a season-high five blocks, 10 points, eight boards, two assists and one steal.
Cauley-Stein has been overshadowed by Marvin Bagley lately but is doing his job to get himself a nice big contract this summer. If the blocks become a part of every game for WCS his value would solidify within the top-100 in 8-cat leagues.
February 9, 2019, 1:21 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie-Cauley Stein had a tough matchup against Hassan Whiteside in a 102-96 win over the Heat on Friday, but still managed to produce seven points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.
WCS has been outside the top-200 in 9-cat over the last couple of weeks. He's been too inconsistent to be trusted in most leagues this season and his combined four steals and blocks tonight are the exception and not the rule for Trill. He's a low-end big who can be useful for rebounds given the Kings' favorable fantasy playoff schedule.
February 3, 2019, 12:49 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds, three assists and two steals over 33 minutes in Saturday's win over the Sixers.
Cauley-Stein played with good energy in this one and when you iron out all the variance in his night-to-night performance he's a late round value.
February 2, 2019, 1:31 pmWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
ESPN's Zach Lowe is reporting that the Kings are willing to discuss trades involving Willie Cauley-Stein.
The Kings are trying to thread the needle of acquiring future assets while taking a run at the playoffs with their young group, and moving Cauley-Stein, who is a restricted free agent this summer, is one spot where they may be willing to sacrifice. The team is reportedly willing to let him walk this summer anyway if another team serves up an impressive offer sheet, and they have Marvin Bagley III and Harry Giles waiting in the wings to take starting frontcourt spots. There aren't many teams in the market for a starting center so a trade would likely be a big hit to Cauley-Stein's fantasy value this year. His own lack of rim protection (just 31 blocks this season) has limited him to the top-100 neighborhood, and hits to his playing time might set him back a couple rounds.
January 26, 2019, 1:31 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein stifled the Grizzlies on the defensive end of the floor in Friday's 99-96 win, recording five steals and a block that complemented his 11 points (5-of-9 shooting), six rebounds and two assists for the night.
WCS's energy and hustle has been important for the Kings, although some of his intangibles sadly don't make an impact on paper. He's been a solid second center for most fantasy teams this season and should be a reliable source of rebounds and steals until further notice. Harry Giles was invisible with no stats recorded in his four minutes tonight.
January 11, 2019, 12:25 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein notched a symmetrical 14 and 14 double-double to go with five assists and two blocks on Thursday.
Cauley-Stein has been the engine at center for the Kings, but there were rumors of him being on the block if the Kings were to acquire Enes Kanter. If he were to end up in New York it would hurt his value as the Knicks have no real rotation and in Sacramento he's the only option at center. That said, those talks are reported to be done and over with, so there's no reason to think too much about that going forward.
January 10, 2019, 10:51 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
According to Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee, the Kings would be more willing to trade Willie Cauley-Stein if their rumored acquisition of Enes Kanter were to happen.
It makes sense, as Cauley-Stein is an impending restricted free agent. He and Kanter would be stuck in a timeshare if the Kings were to keep both, and a young center who offers some upside might be able to help them fill other holes on the roster. Anderson mentioned the Wizards as a potential trade partner in any WCS deal, especially since the Kings have been connected to Otto Porter for a couple years now. This is all still speculation and not something to think about too heavily for now, but if the Kings do acquire Kanter it could just be the first in a sequence of moves.
Source: Sacramento Bee
January 9, 2019, 4:33 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks in Tuesday's road loss to the Suns.
Cauley-Stein pops off like this every once in a while and it all rounds out to late-round value as long as nothing crazy happens. De'Aaron Fox scored 24 points with three rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block, three treys and 7-of-9 freebies, but turned it over eight times in the loss.
January 8, 2019, 12:11 amWillie Cauley-Stein - C - Sacramento Kings
Willie Cauley-Stein double-doubled on Monday with 11 points and 11 boards to go with two assists.
Cauley-Stein continues to churn out double-doubles for the Kings as they look to stay in the playoff hunt in the ultra competitive Western Conference. The Kings have no real options at backup center to threaten WCS so his role in the rotation is safe.