Report: Willie Cauley-Stein, Mavericks agree to two-year, $8.2M deal

In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors center Willie Cauley-Stein waits to enter in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz. (Rick Bowmer, File, AP)

Free-agent centre Willie Cauley-Stein has agreed to a two-year, $8.2 million deal to return to the Dallas Mavericks, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

There is a team option for the second season, per Charania.

After reportedly failing to court Toronto Raptors free-agent big man Marc Gasol, the Mavericks moved on to re-sign Cauley-Stein, who was traded to the team from the Golden State Warriors last season.

Cauley-Stein provides serviceable depth at the five spot behind Kirstaps Porzingis and Boban Marjanovic, and is always, at the least, a significant lob threat when paired with all-seeing playmaker Luka Doncic.

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