Sauce Castillo Boils Over Onto Twitter


Mar 25, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas (10) against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center. The Kings defeated the Suns 108-99. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sauce Castillo Boils Over Onto Twitter

If you haven’t heard by now, the nickname for recently acquired Canadien SG Nik Stauskas is “Sauce Castillo”, cordially bestowed upon him following a mistype on a closed caption telecast. Ever the opportunist, the young man immediately partnered with Musashi foods to launch a “Sauce Castillo” hot sauce. The Kings even dedicated a night to the concept, under the “bringing the heat from 22 feet”.

Unfortunately, he never got on track for the Sacramento Kings.  That made him expendable enough to be jettisoned to a Sixers team which has been enamored with his potential.  That happened when Sauce discovered he was part of the Kings package to the 76ers. Since his arrival, fans have been eager to hear from the player -whether on or off the court. On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, Sauce answered back. He began an impromptu Q&A twitter session with this.

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His answers were quick witted and personable. Great fodder for the fans eager to hear from the new player.  When asked why he was absent from the ovo fest?

To another fan who asked who was the toughest player he had ever guarded?

When asked how it felt to experience adoration from the fans and strangers?

When asked for sage advice to the rookie in college or professional basketball, he never hesitated to say:

He even steps up for his teammates already.

But eventually, Fans began to hit homers with their questions. The process, the patience, and Sauce drove the ball out of the park with his honesty: When asked if he “trusted the process?”, he responded:

When asked about how much time he dedicated to his work outs, he responded:

When a fan asked if he still made it back home and shot baskets in the backyard, he offered:

And finally… the million dollar question.  A fan asked what Nik’s goals were for the year as a 76er on the court.  Keep in mind this young man ended up in Philly because his King’s PPG of 4.2 didn’t cut it over there.  Philly hopes he can triple that number for the team this year.:

But all things must come to an end, and so…after about 75 minutes or so…

There will be many occasions to judge and critique this fine young man, who will don the Sixer’s uniform. But today, he had the chance to sink one from the perimeter to the fans – to connect with the group that still loves the team that seems to love to lose. And he sank it.

I think he’ll be a good one Philly.  He’ll certainly be entertaining.

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