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Dallas Mavericks: Grading Willie Cauley-Stein’s 2019-2020 season so far

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

Dallas Mavericks offense: Willie Cauley-Stein

Cauley-Stein played just 13 games for the Mavericks, but he showed flashes. He averaged 5.2 points, 1.0 offensive rebound, and 0.8 assists in 12.1 minutes per game. His 68.9 percent shooting from the field was impressive.

Looking per-36 minutes, Cauley-Stein was in the top 35 in the league in offensive rebounds. He also produced 15.4 points and 2.3 dimes.

Trill does most of his shooting at the rim. He took 71.1 percent of his field goal attempts within three feet of the basket. Expanding out to ten feet, that percentage rises to 88.9.

WCS is one of the best roll men in the NBA. During his 13 games with the Mavericks, he produced 1.46 points per possession which ranked in the top ten percent in the league.

The advanced metrics are impressive during his small sample with Dallas. He put up 1.0 offensive box plus-minus which ranked in the top 80 in the NBA. Combining his numbers with Dallas and Golden State, WCS produced 1.5 offensive win shares to finish 148th.

Offensive grade: C+

Willie Cauley-Stein’s minutes were limited during his 13 games with the Mavericks. That did not stop him from putting up strong numbers. Cauley-Stein is an impressive roll man and offensive rebounder. Those two skills could come in handy in the playoffs. The limited minutes impacted his grade, but Cauley-Stein earned a C-plus for his time in Dallas.

Next: Defensive grade

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