Willie Cauley-Stein Comes Out Of Nowhere For A MASSIVE Block In Summer League

Remember when DeMarcus Cousins’ departure from the Sacramento Kings was imminent? As smoke about his discontent finally began to dissipate, the first-time All-Star recently expressed his excitement for the 2015-16 season on Twitter.

Though the Kings’ roster upheaval in the early stage of free agency is the most likely cause for Cousins’ enthusiasm, it’s safe to say Sacramento’s lottery pick has him psyched, too. After all, plays like this one aren’t exactly commonplace from centers.

That’s Willie Cauley-Stein, the sixth selection of last month’s draft, coming out of nowhere for a huge chase-down block on the Denver Nuggets’ Gary Harris during Las Vegas Summer League action. Reminder: He’s 7-foot-1, 242 pounds.

The Kings drafted the 21-year-old for his immense athletic gifts and otherworldly defensive potential; the attributes that are obvious in the video above, basically. If Cauley-Stein makes good on early returns by living up to them over the long-haul, he’s bound to make Cousins happy for many years going forward.

(Via DeMarcus Cousins, via Sacramento Kings)