Warriors trade center Willie Cauley-Stein to Mavericks

The Golden State Warriors have traded center Willie Cauley-Stein to the Dallas Mavericks for a 2020 second-round draft pick, it was announced Saturday.

Cauley-Stein, 26, provides the Mavericks with a backup big man to replace Dwight Powell, who suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendonTuesday.

Dallas is sending the Utah Jazz's 2020 second-round pick to the Warriors in the deal.

After spending his first four seasons with the Kings, Cauley-Stein signed with the Warriors this offseason on a two-year deal. He's set to make $2.17 million this season and $2.28 million next, although he has a player option for Year 2.

In a separate deal, the Mavericks traded Isaiah Roby and cash to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Justin Patton. The Mavericks have requested waivers for Patton to open up a roster spot and are using the $11.7 million trade exception created from the Harrison Barnes trade last February to acquire Cauley-Stein.

The trade drops Golden State to $2.57 million below the hard cap and saves the Warriors $5.66 million toward the luxury tax.

The 7-foot Cauley-Stein, who missed all of training camp and the preseason games because of a left foot injury, is averaging 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a team-leading 1.2 blocks in 41 games (37 starts) for the Warriors.

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