Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein wants to take the highway to the danger zone on his way to Chase Center next season.
Golden State's new big man tweeted a clip from the "Top Gun: Maverick" trailer Thursday afternoon, and the 25-year-old definitely has the need ... the need for speed.
— Willie Trill Cauley-Stein (@THEwillieCS15) July 18, 2019
— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) July 18, 2019
That'd be one way to take Warriors fans' breath away.
Cauley-Stein told the Warriors he would be their
wingman big man any day earlier this summer, signing a one-year deal worth a little more than the veteran's minimum because he couldn't turn down the chance to play with Steph Curry and Co. He averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game with the Kings last season, but his ego arguably wrote a check his play couldn't cash after telling reporters last September that he was "ready to get paid."
Still, the No. 6 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft has plenty of potential, and will have plenty of motivation next season on a prove-it deal. If it is a strong enough combination to bring out the best in Cauley-Stein, he could find that loving feeling on the free-agent market next summer.
Willie Cauley-Stein has need for speed after 'Top Gun' trailer release originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area