clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Willie Cauley-Stein suffers foot injury

The former UK big man will miss around a month of action.

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Willie Cauley-Stein is off to a rough start in his first season with the Warriors.

On Monday, the team announced Cauley-Stein suffered a left mid-foot sprain last week and will be miss all of training camp. He sustained the injury during a scrimmage.

The Warriors said they don’t plan to offer an update on Cauley-Stein until near the end of October, which means they expect him to miss at least the first few games of the season.

This past season, Cauley-Stein averaged 11.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 81 games with the Kings. The former Kentucky Wildcats star was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Cauley-Stein has averaged 10.1 points (.534 FG%, .611 FT%), 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 295 games over four years in Sacramento.

Cauley-Stein signed a $4.4 million, two-year contract with the Warriors this summer. He was expected to be their starting center, but this injury could lead to Kevon Looney holding down that spot for at least the early part of this coming season.