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Willie Cauley-Stein

Willie Cauley-Stein

Center, Sacramento Kings

Age: 25 Height: 7-0 Weight: 240 lbs School: Kentucky

Sacramento Kings

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Willie Cauley-Stein sees Kings culture change: 'It's a brotherhood' originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com You can see it when you watch these Sacramento Kings. They play with joy and energy. They play for the one common goal of winning games, not for one individual player's stats.

Just one week ago the Sacramento Kings faced the Indiana Pacers at home and came away with a one-point victory. Willie Cauley-Stein flushed home the game winning tip-dunk with 16 seconds left. And while he did everything he could to allow the Pacers a chance at a game winner of their own, Bojan Bogdanovic

After running over the Phoenix Suns for their second straight victory, the Sacramento Kings venture to Cleveland where the 5-19 Cavs will play host Friday evening. If the Kings want to be considered a playoff contender, they have to beat struggling teams, whether it's on the road or at the friendly confines of Golden 1 Center. Willie Cauley-Stein set the defensive tone against Phoenix and Buddy Hield caught fire to help propel the Kings to a 35-point second quarter lead on Tuesday.

Against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, it was Willie Cauley-Stein coming up late to seal the deal with a two-handed dunk. The Kings' fourth-year pro made his presence felt again in the first quarter of Sacramento's lopsided 122-105 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. This is the player the Kings thought they were getting when they selected Cauley-Stein sixth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft.

With time winding down, Willie Cauley-Stein bailed out the Sacramento Kings with a soaring putback dunk to give his team a late one-point lead over the Indiana Pacers with a little over 16 seconds remaining. After a wild series of events in the final seconds, Sacramento found a way to come out victorious and snap their three-game losing streak. It wasn't always pretty, but the Kings continue to defy the odds makers.

Player Role

Starting C

Draft Rankings

Overall

#88

Among Cs

#21