Mavericks: Willie Cauley-Stein all over the court in impressive pickup game

Dallas Mavericks Willie Cauley-Stein Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks: Willie Cauley-Stein puts on another impressive show in a pickup game

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Willie Cauley-Stein in January. He was having an outstanding season for the Warriors before struggling to adjust to his new role with the Mavs. WCS missed the Walt Disney World restart but has been in the gym in preparation for the 2020-2021 season.

The Mavericks are encouraging Cauley-Stein to expand his game. The 27-year-old discussed his excitement about the new role on a recent podcast. Trill has a player option for next season. The decision is upcoming, but Cauley-Stein sounds excited about returning to Dallas.

The seven-footer showed off his improved skill set in another pickup game on Wednesday. Fans can see the highlights from the first one here. Let us take a closer look at the latest.

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Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein is all over the court in a pickup game

Cauley-Stein put his skill set on full display. He was blocking shots, getting steals, throwing down dunks, and shooting threes in the run at professional trainer Tyler Relph’s gym. Fans can see the highlights below.

Trill has attempted just 19 threes in his five-year NBA career. It will be interesting to see how much he can incorporate that shot next season. He would not the first player to attempt a solid volume per game after a limited career sample. Brook Lopez jumped from 31 career 3-point attempts to trying over five per game in the 2016-2017 season. Cauley-Stein is unlikely to reach those heights, but it could become a significant part of his game.

The 27-year-old will still be a roll man and rim protector. Adding in a jumper should expand his game and make the Mavs offense more dangerous in 2021.

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