Former Kentucky big man Willie Cauley-Stein is projected to be a top pick in June’s NBA Draft, but Pacers President Larry Bird seems to think he’ll be a franchise type player.
Cauley-Stein didn’t workout at the draft combine, But he still attended the event to meet with representatives from a number of different NBA teams like the Indiana Pacers.
Although the Pacers currently have the 11th pick in the draft, Bird still met Cauley-Stein and gave him a vote of confidence.
Willie Cauley-Stein on his meeting with the Pacers: “Larry (Bird) told me, ‘I think you’re a $100 million dollar player.’ I hear that and I’m like, ‘Really?!’”
Willie Cauley-Stein said that he will have a workout with the Pacers in the near future.
Willie Cauley-Stein on Pacers: “They see me as a player in the five position & put Paul (George) at the four. Now I’ll have a mismatch.”