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Why the New York Knicks Will Draft Willie Cauley-Stein

So the New York Knicks can’t even tank right, but that doesn’t change how President Phil Jackson views basketball or his priorities in this year’s draft. If Jackson does what he says, the Knicks will be taking Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein with the fourth overall pick and they’ll be pretty happy about it.
Via Pro Bball Report
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stars hard to come by with 16th pick

Nikola Vucevic, middle, and Nick Young, right,are two of the best 16th overall picks in recentmemory.Now that the ping-pong balls have settled and the draft order is official, speculation on the 2015 NBA Draft will begin to heat up. The Boston Celtics will have four picks in the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25, with their first pick being the 16th overall. The late season playoff run pushed...
Via Celtics Life
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics are "very open" to moving up in the draft

Last Friday, CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely reported, Two league sources told CSNNE.com Friday that the Boston Celtics are “very open” to moving up in next month’s NBA draft. And while the sources did not indicate which player Boston was targeting, there are growing signs that they have their sights set on trying to draft Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein.NBC Sports featured...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Have Eyes On Willie Cauley-Stein, ‘Very Open’ To Trading Up

The Boston Celtics could be in the market for a rim-protecting center. Sources told CSNNE’s A. Sherrod Blakely recently that the Celtics are “very open” to trading up in the upcoming NBA draft and could have their sights set on Kentucky product Willie Cauley-Stein. Boston already interviewed Cauley-Stein at the NBA combine. The center is projected...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five prospects the New York Knicks might draft with the No. 4 pick

The Knicks had the second-best odds at the first overall pick going into Tuesday night's lottery. Potentially garnering the No. 1 selection was something that had been talked about in New York for over a month. But it didn't work out. By the end of Tuesday evening, we had learned that New York would select fourth come June 25th's draft, leading to a bunch of immediate rumors about...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics could trade up for Willie Cauley-Stein

The Boston Celtics need youth, and they need rim protection. So, it makes sense they'd value those traits in the upcoming draft. The problem is Boston doesn't select until 16th so general manager Danny Ainge may not be able to get one of the top defensive centers in this year's draft class—emphasis on may. From A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE: "Two league sources told CSNNE.com Friday...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird tells Willie Cauley-Stein he's worth $100 million

The Indiana Pacers are a team in limbo. That's why franchise executive Larry Bird had a busy day at last week's NBA draft combine, where he interviewed many a young stud.One of them, despite probably being out of the Pacers' reach, says Bird gave him some very complimentary feedback. Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein will probably be a top-ten selection, leaving him outside of the Pacers...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird called Willie Cauley-Stein ‘$100 million player’

After three seasons at the University of Kentucky, Willie Cauley-Stein declared for next month’s NBA Draft, along with several of his teammates. The SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year is projected to be a top-10 pick and someone who can step in and help a team immediately. Among those who think highly of the 21-year-old...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird to Willie Cauley-Stein: “I think you’re a $100 million dollar player”

Next month, a lot of young men are hoping that they hear their name called during the NBA Draft. While some players are working towards getting drafted in the lottery, others know that it is a given that they will be. One of those players that will be drafted in the lottery is Kentucky Wildcats big man Willie Cauley-Stein. While at the NBA Combine, Cauley-Stein talked with many...
Via No Guts, No Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird praises Willie Cauley-Stein; Pacers interested in several Wildcats

The Indiana Pacers made it know during the NBA Draft Combine that they have their eyes on several Kentucky Wildcats heading into June’s draft. Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star interviewed Willie during the draft combine after he met with the Pacers. Pacers General Manager and hall-of-famer Larry Bird had some high praise for Stein, […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are working the combine

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Break time was short for members of the Celtics brass, who are just two weeks removed from being eliminated from the NBA playoffs and now are here preparing for what could be a critical draft in the team’s...
Via Red's Army
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics interview Justise Winslow, Willie Cauley-Stein, Stanley Johnson and more at the NBA Draft Combine

The Boston Celtics may not have a high end pick in the 2015 NBA Draft like they did last year when they took Marcus Smart, but they do have a hoard of draft picks that may allow them to trade up and change that. At today's NBA Draft Combine, Celtics management made sure to interview a few prospects they'd surely need to move up to acquire.Some of the bigger names interviewed by...
Via Celtics Life
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Interviewing Top 10 Candidates, May Trade Up In Draft

The Boston Celtics’ playoff run might not have hurt their chances of continuing their rebuilding process during the upcoming draft. The C’s reportedly have interviewed players who are top 10 candidates in the 2015 NBA draft, including Duke product Justise Winslow and Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein, the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy reported Thursday...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA prospect analyst thinks the Celtics might struggle to trade up in the draft

Chad Ford has been "The Draft Guy" about as long as Bill Nye has been "The Science Guy." In a recent dot com chat, ESPN's prospect analyst commented on the potential of the Celtics moving up in the draft to target Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein. The Celtics will select 16th in June's draft. The first 14 selections obviously won't be finalized until Tuesday's lottery takes place...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the C’s don’t seem to like Cauley-Stein

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Kentucky’s Willie Cauley-Stein has been mentioned by some as a desirable fit in green, though the 7-footer projects into the top 10 and has enough offensive shortcomings to make some Celtics types queasy about...
Via Red's Army
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fan Gets Willie Cauley Stein’s Autograph Tattooed To Arm

Willie Cauley-Stein, likely to be picked in the top 7 of the 2015 NBA Draft, has a lot of Big Blue supporters. Take a look at one fan’s tattoo featuring Cauley Stein’s signature. Seems like WCS needs to update his autograph to include ‘Trill’, his new middle-name. Just got @THEwillieCS15 autograph tatted on my arm. True WCS […] The post Kentucky Fan Gets Willie Cauley...
Via Diehardsport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky signee Charles Matthews: ’16 team will be champs

He hasn’t even played a minute for the team yet, but Kentucky Wildcats four-star recruit Charles Matthews already has lofty expectations. Matthews tweeted out that not only would Kentucky contend next year, but that the Wildcats would win a championship. Kentucky will be 2016 National Champs. Best believe it. — Charles Matthews (@_JustCharles_) May 7, 2015 That’s quite...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bun B Doesn’t Seem Thrilled With Willie Cauley-Stein Changing His Middle Name To “Trill”

Monday, it was reported that former Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein had changed his middle name to “Trill” to reflect a nickname given to him by his friends. Naturally, many fans had opinions on his decision.  There’s one fan – if you want to call him that – whose opinion matters the most, however. Bun B, Houston rapper extraordinaire, seems to be a bit miffed by the...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein Officially Changes Middle Name To 'Trill'

Willie Cauley-Stein officially added the hyphen in his last name and changed his middle name to Trill. "I want to include my mother's last name," was Cauley-Stein's reason for the change, according to the court document. Cauley-Stein declared for the 2015 NBA Draft after his junior season at Kentucky. Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/05/04/3835197_willie-cauley-steins...
Via RealGM
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky’s Willie Cauley Stein Changes Middle Name To ‘Trill’

Willie Cauley Stein’s name just even more interesting. Cauley Stein, expected to be a top 8 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, had himself a name change. According to Kentucky.com, Cauley-Stein, 21, was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. He filed a name-change order Friday with the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to legally change […] The post Kentucky’s Willie Cauley...
Via Diehardsport
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein changes his middle name to ‘Trill’

Willie Cauley-Stein is officially trill. And we mean that literally and figuratively. The former Kentucky center was born Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. but goes by Cauley-Stein to honor his mother, Marlene Stein. He went to the Probate Division of the Fayette District Court to legally change his last name to Cauley-Stein last week and decided...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Cauley-Stein legally changes middle name to 'Trill'

Annie Dunbar/College Spun Former Kentucky star Willie Cauley-Stein is off to the NBA in just a few months, but he apparently had to take care of a few legal matters before heading off to the pros. No, Wildcats fans, not those kind of legal matters.  According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Cauley-Stein was actually born as Willie Durmond Cauley Jr. This past Friday, he legally...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Wildcats at the Kentucky Derby (video)

Several former Kentucky Wildcats have traveled to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby. Here are Willie Cauley-Stein, the Harrison twins and others speaking with the media during the festivities:   ____________________________________ Want to continue this Kentucky Wildcats discussion? Subscribe to our RSS feed to always be in the know. Like us on Facebook. Follow @KySportsConnect Follow […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Kentucky Fan Gets Willie Cauley-Stein Tattoo

Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein has a fan for life, literally. Twitter user “Labecca” had her arm signed by the third year center and posted a picture of the autograph being immortalized in a tattoo parlor. Just got @THEwillieCS15 autograph tatted on my arm. True WCS fan
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fan Gets Tattoo of Willie Cauley-Stein’s Autograph

A Kentucky fan took her fandom of Willie Cauley-Stein to the next level on Friday, permanently commemorating his signature on her arm. She had Cauley-Stein sign her arm during a stop on his autograph tour, then immediately rushed to a tattoo parlor to turn the outline into a permanent tattoo. Below are the results: Just […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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