Willie Cauley-Stein Watch 2019

Will you root for Willie to do well?

  • Yes

    Votes: 12 27.9%
  • No

    Votes: 5 11.6%
  • Don't care

    Votes: 26 60.5%

  • Total voters
    43

VF21

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#61
to be honest, body language wise and from what he says, his profession may not be in basketball for much longer as far as I can tell
He never had the hunger or the passion for the game. That's something you either have or you don't. It's truly a shame, too, because we saw glimpses of what he could be if he really wanted to put forth 100% effort every single time he stepped onto the court.
 
#63
He never had the hunger or the passion for the game. That's something you either have or you don't. It's truly a shame, too, because we saw glimpses of what he could be if he really wanted to put forth 100% effort every single time he stepped onto the court.
It is interesting too for players like Willie that something like desire and "motor" don't really seem to get better over time, they actually get worse.

So often we as fans hold out this hope that somehow one day they're going to suddenly get it and find this passion/drive/motor for the game. However more often than not (as the seasons pass by) they not only never find it, but they slowly lose what little of it they had to begin with. Next thing you know they're out of the league at 28 or 29.
 
#64
It is interesting too for players like Willie that something like desire and "motor" don't really seem to get better over time, they actually get worse.

So often we as fans hold out this hope that somehow one day they're going to suddenly get it and find this passion/drive/motor for the game. However more often than not (as the seasons pass by) they not only never find it, but they slowly lose what little of it they had to begin with. Next thing you know they're out of the league at 28 or 29.
I can't think of a single Kings player other than Isaiah Thomas who maybe in the past 6-7 seasons left the Kings and got better DMC stayed the same and hardly helped any team win (like the Kings) WCS peaked in his first Summer League when he actually got a couple chasedown blocks, Mclemore still sucks, Stauskus out of the L, Patterson was a corpse till this year, Thompson out of the NBA, JJ still soft as and is lucky Dallas has no other SF's other than DFS and most these guys were ruthlessly defended on here.

The grass has been greener on the other side from the point of view of the people wanting all these guys gone, it was hilarious watching Luka just box out WCS and couldn't even jump for the ball on numerous occasions.
 
#65
I can't think of a single Kings player other than Isaiah Thomas who maybe in the past 6-7 seasons left the Kings and got better DMC stayed the same and hardly helped any team win (like the Kings) WCS peaked in his first Summer League when he actually got a couple chasedown blocks, Mclemore still sucks, Stauskus out of the L, Patterson was a corpse till this year, Thompson out of the NBA, JJ still soft as and is lucky Dallas has no other SF's other than DFS and most these guys were ruthlessly defended on here.

The grass has been greener on the other side from the point of view of the people wanting all these guys gone, it was hilarious watching Luka just box out WCS and couldn't even jump for the ball on numerous occasions.
Well Coboclo and Alec Burks are playing pretty well right now.
 
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#67
The article showed up on my phone yesterday and it's just sad that he doesn't get it. Considering all the players and coaches that were on the team during his tenure he probably doesn't even crack the top 5 scapegoats.

The bottom line is that if Willie honestly believes he gave his best then his best isn't good enough.
 
#75
He has the ability, but does not show it much.
Very little change from his playing days here.
Actually he has changed, not much but noticeable. His mid-range shot has completely abandoned him. He has become tentative on offense. Probably because Warrior guards are very bad at pick and roll ball handling.

On the defensive end, he is much more engaged than he ever was. Contesting shots and rebounding in traffic. His DRB%, steal % and block % are all career high.

In general, he is a plus on defense and a slight minus on offense.