Mavericks: Willie Cauley-Stein is an incredible artist

Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein does not just excel on the basketball court. He creates incredible works of art. Find out more here.

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Willie Cauley-Stein in January. Dwight Powell tore his Achilles, and the Mavs were looking for someone that could play the five. Cauley-Stein fits the bill. The Mavericks gave up a second round pick to acquire his services.

The 26-year-old has been in and out of the lineup since coming to Dallas. Coach Rick Carlisle has shifted to playing Kristaps Porzingis more at the five which has put a crunch on minutes for Cauley-Stein. Trill is producing the best per 36-minute numbers of his career with the Mavericks, though.

It will be interesting to see how much Willie Cauley-Stein plays when basketball resumes. The Mavs have options at the five. How large of a role can Trill carve out? Depending on the matchup, the team may need a big man that can defend Nikola Jokic or Rudy Gobert in the playoffs. Will Dallas use Cauley-Stein in that role? He also plays well against teams that want to get out and run.

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An artist

Cauley-Stein is passionate about art when he is not playing basketball. The Mavericks released the following video on April 15.

https://twitter.com/dallasmavs/status/1250492793316876288

WCS has produced some incredible pieces of art. Here is an example from his Instagram account.

Sports Illustrated also did a feature on Cauley-Stein and his art that is well worth the read. Fans can find that here.

It is easy to see that he is passionate about art. Cauley-Stein creates in multiple mediums. He stands out as a painter and drawer. Hopefully, Trill is using the hiatus to create plenty of artworks.

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