A trade is in the works that will send Golden State Warriors 7-foot center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN reported Friday.
Citing league sources, ESPN reported the Warriors will receive a 2020 second-round draft pick in the deal.
The Mavericks are in need of a backup big man after losing Dwight Powell, who ruptured his right Achilles tendon during Tuesday night's 110-107 home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Powell is out for the rest of the season.
Dallas on Friday also sent forward Isaiah Roby to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Justin Patton. The Mavericks also will receive cash, according to The Athletic, which cited league sources.
Cauley-Stein, averaging 7.9 points and 6.2 rebounds over 41 games in his first season with the Warriors, started his NBA career in 2015 with the Sacramento Kings. He played four seasons with Sacramento.
Cauley-Stein reportedly wanted out of Sacramento and signed a two-year deal with the Warriors during the offseason. He's set to earn $2.17 million this year and $2.28 million in 2020-21.
Cauley-Stein, 26, was drafted sixth overall in 2015 by the Kings.
The 6-foot-11 Patton has played only nine games -- five this season -- in his NBA career. While a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2018, he needed surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot. Before his rookie season with Minnesota, Patton fractured his left foot and was sidelined for summer league and training camp.
The second-round pick the Warriors will receive from Dallas was originally owned by the Utah Jazz.
--Field Level Media