Cauley-Stein contributed 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one block across 30 minutes in Friday's 112-109 loss to the Bucks.
With Dwight Powell out because of COVID-19 protocol, Cauley-Stein has logged 30 minutes now in back-to-back contests. In his five games since taking over as a starter, he is averaging 8.2 points and 9.6 rebounds over 26.6 minutes per game.
Cauley-Stein will not play Monday due to Dallas' game against the Pelicans being postponed as a result of the Mavericks having fewer than league-mandated eight players available, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The NBA has yet to announce a date for the game to be made up. At this time, it is also unclear whether Wednesday's Mavericks-Hornets matchup is also in jeopardy of being postponed.
Cauley-Stein posted 15 points (5-7 FG, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot across 24 minutes in Monday's 113-100 win over the Rockets.
Cauley-Stein drew the start ahead of Dwight Powell and performed admirably in the win. The center position will be the missing piece for Dallas until Kristaps Porzingis returns to action, and both Cauley-Stein and Powell should continue to share minutes at the position. It's worth noting that Cauley-Stein's performance marked the best at the position so far this season.
Cauley-Stein is starting Monday's game against Houston, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Cauley-Stein will enter the starting five for the first time this season, booting Dwight Powell to the bench. The Kentucky product is averaging four points and 3.3 rebounds in 11.7 minutes over his first six contests.
Cauley-Stein is averaging 4.0 points per game through the first four games of the season.
Cauley-Stein is shooting 54.5 percent from the field so far, but he's yet to play more than 18 minutes in a single game and, barring the Dec. 27 game against the Clippers where he registered nine points with six rebounds, his impact has been almost minimal. That shouldn't bode well for his upside going forward.
Cauley-Stein agreed Sunday with the Mavericks on a two-year, $8.2 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Cauley-Stein wasn't a primary target for Dallas in free agency, but the Mavericks became more interested in re-signing him after losing ground in the Marc Gasol sweepstakes. According to Charania, the second year of Cauley-Stein's deal is a team option, so Dallas could move on from him at minimal cost heading into 2021-22. At least to begin the upcoming season, Cauley-Stein could factor prominently into the Mavs' rotation, as the team may be without its top two centers on the depth chart in Kristaps Porzingis (knee) and Dwight Powell (Achilles). Before he opted out of joining Dallas for the 2019-20 season restart in Orlando this summer, Cauley-Stein had largely been an afterthought for head coach Rick Carlisle. After being acquired from the Warriors in late January, Cauley-Stein appeared in 13 games for Dallas, averaging 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per contest.
Cauley-Stein declined his $2.28 million player option for the 2020-21 season Wednesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.
Cauley-Stein will hit the open market for a second straight offseason after he appeared in 54 games between the Warriors and Mavericks in 2019-20, averaging 7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 20.3 minutes per contest over 54 games. At this point in his career, the 2015 lottery pick hasn't shown much growth on the offensive end, nor has he developed into the defensive stalwart some talent evaluators may have envisioned when he entered the league. Cauley-Stein may have to settle for another low-cost, one-year deal in free agency, and he'll likely be ticketed for a backup role regardless of where he lands.
Cauley-Stein informed the Mavericks on Thursday that he will sit out the resumed 2019-20 season because he and his partner are expecting a newborn child in July, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
With Cauley-Stein skipping out on joining the Mavericks in Orlando when the season resumes next month, Boban Marjanovic and Maxi Kleber could see more time at center. In a corresponding move, the Mavericks signed Trey Burke.
Cauley-Stein (illness) is available for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.
The 26-year-old was considered probable with an illness, and he'll be available as expected. Cauley-Stein may see increased run Wednesday with Kristaps Porzingis (rest) and Dorian Finney-Smith (hip) unavailable.
Cauley-Stein (illness) is probable for Wednesday's contest against the Nuggets.
After a one-game absence, Cauley-Stein will likely be back in the mix. With Kristaps Porzingis (rest) sitting out, Cauley-Stein could see an expanded role along with Maxi Kleber.
Cauley-Stein (illness) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Spurs, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Cauley-Stein picked up an illness Monday morning and will not make the trip to San Antonio. The hope is that he'll return for Wednesday night's home matchup against Denver.
Cauley-Stein (personal) went unused off the bench in Monday's 109-107 loss to the Bulls, despite rejoining the Mavericks in Chicago for the contest.
Cauley-Stein was back with the team following a nine-day leave of absence due to a death in his family, according to Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News. Given Cauley-Stein lack of recent practice time, it wasn't surprising that he didn't see any run in a close game, but the center won't necessarily be included in coach Rick Carlisle's rotation moving forward. Before leaving the team, Cauley-Stein went unused in the last game he was active for back on Feb. 21.
Cauley-Stein (personal) will be available for Monday's game against the Bulls, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Cauley-Stein had been away from the team due to a personal issue, but he was at shootaround and will dress for Monday's contest. However, it's unclear how much he'll be involved, even on a night when the Mavs will rest Kristaps Porzingis.
Cauley-Stein (personal) is considered probable for Monday's tilt with Chicago, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Cauley-Stein, who rejoined the team earlier in the day after a six-game absence due to a personal issue, will likely return to the court accordingly. While another update ahead of tipoff should clarify his status, if Cauley-Stein does get back out there, he'll presumably play in his usual backup capacity.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Cauley-Stein (personal) is scheduled to rejoin the Mavericks in Chicago in advance of Monday's game against the Bulls, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Cauley-Stein won't be available for a sixth straight game Sunday against the Timberwolves, the last five of those being the result of the personal matter. The first of the absences came in the Mavs' first game out of the All-Star break Feb. 21 in Orlando, when he simply went unused off the bench in a coach's decision. Though Cauley-Stein will likely dress Monday, he may not be included in Carlisle's rotation, especially after he hasn't even practiced with the team over the past week.
Cauley-Stein will miss at least the next three games while tending to a personal issue, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
According to coach Rick Carlisle, Cauley-Stein will remain away from the team until at least early next week. This safely rules him out for the following three contests but it could extend beyond depending on Cauley-Stein's needs. Look for an update to come early next week clarifying the 25-year-old's availability for next Monday's tilt with Chicago.
Cauley-Stein (personal) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Spurs.
Cauley-Stein has missed three straight matchups due to personal reasons, but he may be able to return Wednesday. More information may arrive following the Mavericks' morning shootaround.
Cauley-Stein (personal) won't play Monday against the Timberwolves.
Cauley-Stein is set to miss his third straight matchup due to a personal matter. His next chance to return will come Wednesday in San Antonio.
Cauley-Stein (personal) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
After missing the last two games due to personal reasons, Cauley-Stein is now in jeopardy of missing a third straight contest Monday. Look for Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber and Boban Majanovic to see slight upticks in minutes if the big man does not suit up.
Cauley-Stein is out for personal reasons Saturday against the Hawks.
The Mavericks will be short-handed Saturday across nearly every position. With Cauley-Stein and Kristaps Porzingis (knee) out in the frontcourt, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber and Boban Majanovic could be in for extended run.
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