Willie Cauley-Stein went from a target to a pipe dream within one season. Now the defensive stalwart may be falling to the late teens, according to multiple draft pundits..
Heard that Willie Cauley-Stein didn't work out incredibly well for some teams, which prompted further examination of his ankle and health.— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) June 25, 2015
Cauley-Stein injured his ankle late in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The injury kept him sidelined for quite a while, though it didn't seem to bother him this season. Now the injury may be an issue for Cauley-Stein in the future, and some GMs are concerned. Some scouts believe he may need surgery mid-way through his rookie season.
Foot injuries can be the death call for big men; unfortunately, it seems like this injury may linger for a while. If lottery teams lose interest in Cauley-Stein, it's been rumored that he may fall to the 'teens', and potentially the late 'teens.' Will Danny Ainge take a shot at Cauley-Stein if he falls to 16?
It is hard to tell, but Cauley-Stein has showed interest in being a Celtic, just now in this fashion.
"I'd be hype if I ended up there (Boston)."
Cauley-Stein said this in hopes of Boston trading up to pick him.
Should the Celtics take the risk if he is available?