Mavericks: Willie Cauley-Stein is an incredible artist

Dallas Mavericks Willie Cauley-Stein (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Willie Cauley-Stein (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

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.

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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