As Willie Cauley-Stein prepares for his second season in the NBA he believes he can expand his game.
Willie Caulie-Stein throws down a dunk Thursday, March 27, 2015 against West Virginia | Courtesy - The Cats' Pause | Darrell Bird
Cauley-Stein will play in the upcoming summer league in Las Vegas. He believes he can be more than just a defensive player and contribute at the offensive end of the floor. As the Kings opened summer practice he said he's working on his offensive game.
"Just spacing out the floor, being able to put the ball on the deck," said Cauley-Stein. "Shoot another 15 footer. Just being able to read. When to shoot it, when to drive it, when to pull up. Just the same basic stuff that got me here."
The Kings are now coached by Dave Joerger and he intends to give Cauley-Stein more freedom.
"I'll put the ball in his hands a little bit more to make plays and that's kind of the league right now, said Joerger. "Bigs are able to quarterback in the middle of the floor and then pitch and then play in the pick-and-rolls. Once he springs free I think that's when he becomes super athletic. You can throw lobs and get offensive rebounds and those types of things."