Cauley-Stein, 26, provides the Mavericks with a backup big man to replace Dwight Powell, who suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon Tuesday. And while the Warriors now have two open roster spots, what they do next remains to be seen.More news: Google announces I/O 2020 dates
Those moves, the trade and release, will have to be completed before the Mavs can take on Cauley-Stein. He's set to make $2.17 million this season and $2.28 million next, although he has a player option for Year 2. He has the potential to complement Luka Doncic well on offence as a screener in pick-and-rolls - a fifth of Cauley-Stein's scoring this season has come as the roll man and he ranks in the 56th percentile with an average of 1.14 points per possession.
In 41 contests with Golden State this season, Cauley-Stein averaged 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 23 minutes per game.More news: Trump on Yovanovitch Firing, Alleged Recording: ‘I Wouldn’t Have Been Saying That’
There has been speculation that other members of the Warriors could be on the move, as well with the NBA's 2020 trade deadline approaching at 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 6. According to The Chronicle, this would allow the Warriors to convert both Ky Bowman's and Marquese Chriss' two-way deals to guaranteed National Basketball Association contracts.
As a result, the Warriors enter play on January 24 at 10-36 - the worst record in the league.More news: NASA wants your help to name their newest Mars rover