In Charlotte today for a solo pre-draft workout is Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein pic.twitter.com/r8kQ1mi5Mk— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) June 17, 2015
This isn't the first time the Hornets have taken a look at Cauley-Stein, and it's not hard to understand why. Ranked fifth on Draft Express's big board, Cauley-Stein is one of the best big men in the entire draft, and has an incredible amount of potential. Despite being 7-feet, WCS moves around the court with the quickness, athleticism, and explosiveness one would expect out of a forward. Add in his 7-foot-3 wingspan, and Cauley-Stein comes in to the NBA draft with a possible swiss army knife of skills as his disposal.
Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein running drills in Charlotte https://t.co/ihi0sT9rMR— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) June 17, 2015
This unique skillset of his has some draft experts claiming that Cauley-Stein may have the ability to guard all five positions in the NBA. He was able to do so at Kentucky, and developing in the NBA should only improve his skills on that side of that ball.
Honestly, WCS might be the best fit for the Hornets in the draft that they could reasonably get. If WCS somehow fell in the draft, or if Charlotte managed to trade up to the top 5, he would fit incredibly well on a team that's probably thinking of what they're going to do about Al Jefferson in the future. His potential on the defensive end of the floor feels infinite, and the athleticism on offense fits right in the mold of the modern NBA big man. Big men need to be mobile, and Cauley-Stein's quickness might be unmatched among those in his class.
Oh, and the best part? He wants to be here!
Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein: "Words can't describe possibly playing for the GOAT. It would be a dream come true." pic.twitter.com/iHiVK5YY6a— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) June 17, 2015