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Warriors trading Willie Cauley-Stein to Mavs, per report

Willie heads to a playoff team in desperate need of frontcourt depth.

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For the second time since the summer, Willie Cauley-Stein is on the move.

After signing with the Golden State Warriors in NBA free agency, the former Wildcat is now being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, according to Woj.

Cauley-Stein has averaged 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals in 23 minutes per game this season. However, the injury-depleted Warriors have floundered to a 10-36 record and are already out of the playoff mix.

Dallas, on the other hand, has the fifth-best record in the Western Conference at 28-16, but they need frontcourt help after Dwight Powell was lost to a season-ending injury.

Now, Cauley-Stein figures to have a major role for a Mavericks team that should be in the playoffs, which would be his first postseason trip.

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