Despite having the best season of his young career as the starting center on an improving Kings team, Willie Cauley-Stein wants out of Sacramento, with his agent going as far as to say "it's time for Willie to move on."
With a soon-to-be 26-year-old center, who averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds last year, now on the market, these three teams should be all over him.
3. Dallas Mavericks
The addition of Kristaps Porzingis will give the Mavericks one of the better frontcourts in the league provided they can find a true center who can bang for rebounds underneath and give them a degree of toughness that Rick Carlisle's men currently lack. The Kings might be hesitant to send him somewhere in the West, but Cauley-Stein's game is everything that Dallas is missing right now.
2. Orlando Magic
The Magic made the playoffs this season on the back of an All-Star season from Nikola Vucevic. With Vucevic heading for free agency, and Sacramento having been mentioned as a potential landing spot, a potential Vucevic arrival could help get Cauley-Stein out of town. Expect Orlando to be active in the Cauley-Stein market if Vucevic decides to leave, as they would be bringing aboard another athletic big-man who fits their current mold.
1. Boston Celtics
The impending exit of Al Horford has left a serious hole in the Celtics' roster. To play center for Brad Stevens, you need to able to attack the glass, pass well out of the post, and play physical interior defense. Cauley-Stein's game has some limits, but he excels in all three of those areas. He might be a downgrade from Horford, but he's a younger and more cost-effective a replacement as there is on the market.