Willie Cauley-Stein was the sixth pick of the 2015 draft. He was the second Kentucky big man taken after Karl-Anthony Towns. The two had been twin towers for a Wildcats team that went undefeated until a shock Final Four loss to Wisconsin. Cauley-Stein ranks second all time in UK blocks and came to the NBA as a defensive specialist.
The defense never really came with him to Sacramento, and Trill has struggled to be more than a decent role player on a bad team. He’s held down the starting center spot and averaged double digit points the last two seasons, but that’s not saying much on the Kings.