The New York Knicks are “strongly looking” at Willie Cauley-Stein as no. 4 pick. The Knicks’ management are planning to improve their defense, so Cauley-Stein is a convincing option with his promise as a rising defensive star.
A 3rd year center, Cauley-Stein is playing for John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats. The Wildcats were undefeated till they were beaten by the Wisconsin Badgers in the final 4.
8.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 steels were Cauley-Stein’s averages in the final year for the Wildcats. He is compared to former Knicks’ defender Tyson Chandler as par style of the game by professional analysts and experts.
The Knicks are expected to pick between no. 1 and no. 5 in the NBA draft. Karl-Anthony Towns was also considered by them. “Honestly, I really wasn’t looking,” Karl-Anthony Towns had said. “I was just focused on practice. I didn’t know.”