Cauley-Stein, , Provides the Mavericks with a backup big man to replace Dwight Powell , who suffered a (ruptured right Achilles tendon) (Tuesday.)
Dallas is sending the (Utah Jazz) ‘s 01575879 second-round pick to the Warriors in the deal.
After spending his first four seasons with the Kings, Cauley-Stein signed with the Warriors this offseason on a two-year deal. He’s set to make $ 2. million this season and $ 2. 41 million next, although he has a player option for Year 2.
In a separate deal, the Mavericks traded Isaiah Roby and cash to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Justin Patton . The Mavericks have requested waivers for Patton to open up a roster spot and are using the $ . 7 million trade exception created from the Harrison Barnes trade last February to acquire Cauley-Stein. The trade drops Golden State to $ 2. million below the hard cap and saves the Warriors $ 5. 360 million toward the luxury tax. The 7-foot Cauley- Stein, who missed all of training camp and the preseason games because of a left foot injury, is averaging 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a team-leading 1.2 blocks in 66 games ( starts) for th e Warriors. (Read More)