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Willie Cauley-Stein is now an unrestricted free agent

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A little over a week ago, Willie Cauley-Stein’s agent, Roger Montgomery, told Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee that the former Wildcat needed a “fresh start.”

“I really think Willie needs a fresh start,” Montgomery said. “Based on how things have gone for him there in Sacramento, I just think it’s time for Willie to move on and we’d really like him to move on.”

Now, Cauley-Stein will get his wish.

After extending a qualifying offer to the 7-foot center just two days ago to maintain his status as a restricted free agent, the Kings were forced to rescind that offer this morning to make room for the signing of point guard Cory Joseph, officially making Cauley-Stein an unrestricted free agent.

Sam Amick of The Athletic was the first to break the news.

Since being drafted No. 6 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, Cauley-Stein has posted career averages of 10.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in four seasons as a King.

Last season, the former Wildcat posted a career-high 8.4 rebounds per contest to go with 11.9 points and 2.4 assists in 81 starts.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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4 Comments for Willie Cauley-Stein is now an unrestricted free agent



  1. Catcasey1
    1:28 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

    LAKERS



  2. ukkatzfan
    1:45 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

    Why they sign a pg with Fox doing so well ?



    • J-Dub421
      3:17 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

      Because the Kings management is notoriously stupid.



  3. BigBlue4EverUK
    4:27 pm July 1, 2019 Permalink

    Willie probably get a 2yr deal for $12 million