The Dallas Mavericks traded for Willie Cauley-Stein after Dwight Powell suffered a season-ending injury in January of 2020. They needed a big man, and the team loved his combination of size, speed, and athleticism. Trill played sparingly but re-signed with the Mavs in the offseason.
He brings energy to the team and has been an important piece so far this season. The Mavericks have held the opposition to 110.6 points per 100 possessions when he is on the floor and 118.4 when he is on the bench, according to Basketball-Reference. They also have a positive net rating of 7.3. It is a small sample size, but those are impressive numbers.
Cauley-Stein is a fantastic artist to go along with his basketball skill. He compared his two passions in an interview with Fox Sports Southwest recently. Let us take a closer look.
Dallas Mavericks center Willie Cauley-Stein compares art and basketball
Trill discusses how his two passions blend. He dishes on how he prepares for both and the comparisons between the two.
Fans can see an example of Cauley-Stein’s painting from his Instagram below.
Coach Rick Carlisle told a story about Trill’s artistic ability on Feb. 10 after he played an oustanding game versus the Atlanta Hawks. Hear from the Mavericks head man.
Be on the lookout for more of Cauley-Stein’s art on his Instagram. He is fantastic both on the court and the canvas. Trill is battling with Dwight Powell for minutes. Coach Carlisle has played the matchups and mixed things up in recent games. Expect Cauley-Stein to stay ready and continue producing whenever his number is called.
The Dallas Mavericks had Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Pistons postponed because of severe weather. They will be back in action on Feb. 19 as the Mavs travel to Houston to face the Rockets. Fans will not want to miss it, so keep it locked right here for all the latest.