Agent of the Center Willie Cauley-Stein has encouraged the Sacramento Kings to allow his client to become an unrestricted free agent.
"I hope she will not even offer Willie his qualifying offer," said Roger Montgomery of Roc Nation Sports, told the Sacramento Bee.
Caeyy-Stein, a former Kentucky star, has played all four of his NBA seasons in Sacramento since finishing sixth in the 2015 Draft. With the expiration of his rookie contract this month, he would become a restricted free agent – giving Sacramento the opportunity to bid from other teams – if the Kings were to qualify for the first time as of June 30, 2006 for US $ 6,265,631 -Dollar would extend.
"I really think Willie needs a fresh start," Montgomery told The Bee. "Based on what happened to him there in Sacramento, I think it's time for Willie to continue and we want him to continue."
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The 25-year-old Cauley Stone scores an average of 10.1 points per game at 53.4 percent of all shots with 6.4 rebounds and 0.8 blocks , He is an outstanding performer for a Kings team that likes to play at tempo, and gives Sacramento an athletic 7-foot center that can distract the focus from the defense, pass the ball and land on the edge.
But consistency was a problem for Cauley-Stein. He started this past season with an average of 17.4 points in October, but his numbers declined thereafter, including two months (February and April) when he did not achieve double-digit averages.
The Kings made a brief statement to the Sacramento Bee said, "Willie is a great player who has proven to fit our style of play."
But Montgomery said the pieces do not match for his client, and led sales in both the kings and coaching staff. The Kings hired Luke Walton as head coach in April to replace Dave Joerger.
"We do not feel he has been able to lead the franchise the way he wants it." Said Montgomery. "We are very, very grateful for the opportunity it has been offered, but we just think it will not work, it will not work, it's just time for a fresh start, we need a fresh start, and maybe the kings too . " , "