The Kings had only one rookie-scale option to make a decision on in advance of the October 31st deadline this year. In a move that comes as little surprise, Sacramento has exercised its third-year option on Willie Cauley-Stein, the team announced via press release.
Cauley-Stein, who is earning $3,551,160 this season, will be on the Kings’ books for $3,704,160 in 2017/18. The big man would be due $4,696,875 in the final year of his rookie deal, should Sacramento elect to exercise his fourth year option next fall.
The 23-year-old is entering his second season in the league after being selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Cauley-Stein was named to the All-Rookie Second Team last season, notching 7.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.00 blocks in 21.4 minutes per contest over 66 games played.His shooting line was .563/.000/.648.