Dallas Mavericks re-sign Willie Cauley-Stein to a two-year deal

Dallas Mavericks re-sign Willie Cauley-Stein to a two-year deal

The Dallas Mavericks have improved their roster this offseason. Josh Richardson, James Johnson, Josh Green, and Tyler Bey should all help their defense climb from the middle of the pack. Tyrell Terry could become an elite shooter in time. The Mavs also re-signed Trey Burke to help take the playmaking pressure off Luka Doncic.

They needed a few pieces to round out the roster. The Mavericks opted to sign Wesley Iwundu to improve their wing depth on Saturday but still were not done.

Shams Charania reported that the Mavs are re-signing veteran big man Willie Cauley-Stein to a two-year deal. Let us take a closer look at the move.

Dallas Mavericks re-sign Willie Cauley-Stein to a two-year deal

Charania notes the two-year pact is worth $8.2 million, but the second season is a team option. It allows the Mavs to keep cap space open to acquire a third star next offseason but fortifies their big man rotation. Cauley-Stein declined a $2.2 million player option with the Mavs, but it all worked out.

Trill could be the team’s starting center on opening night. It will be an open competition between him and Dwight Powell. Fans will have to wait to see how healthy Powell is after tearing his Achilles in January. The big man should be full go at the start of training camp.

Cauley-Stein has worked on his expanding his shooting range this offseason, so fans will get to see the dividends in the coming months.

Charania also reported that the Mavericks made a strong push to sign Marc Gasol, but he narrowed in on playing with the Lakers or Raptors. Gasol’s decision allowed the Mavs to turn their attention on Cauley-Stein.

The Dallas Mavericks appear to have a full roster now, but things could change quickly. Stay tuned for opinions and analysis on the team in the days ahead.