Center: Willie Cauley-Stein
Honestly, this was an easy decision for me. With Giles slotted at the power forward spot, Willie Cauley-Stein should pair up next to him at the center position. Although Willie has been inconsistent the last few seasons, he is the best option at center.
Offensively, Cauley-Stein is versatile as he can score either in the paint or in the midrange area. Willie also has the ability to pass the ball to set up his teammates for scores as well. Defensively, Cauley-Stein has all the physical tools to be an elite defender. He has shown flashes of his defensive potential throughout the years but needs to be more reliable going forth.
During the Kings’ preseason campaign, Cauley-Stein has been good. In four games, he is averaging 10.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, and three assists a game while making over 50% of his shot attempts.
Right now the Kings’ best option at center has to be Willie Cauley-Stein, even though he has not played like the ideal big man that I know he can be. But if he can score the ball, grab rebounds, and defend the paint effectively, he will definitely help Sacramento be more competitive this season.