Nik Stauskas is now Sauce Castillo

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — People usually get nicknames based on either something they’re good at or, humorously, something they’re bad at. But Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas has a new nickname that’s totally unrelated to anything…except it sounds pretty cool.

Tuesday night, the Sacramento Kings defeated the Philadelphia 76ers. And at some point in the game, Stauskas knocked down a jumper. Except that somehow, as noticed by Andrew Unterberger, the closed captioning credited the basket to somebody named “Sauce Castillo.”

VIDEO:Β Origin of ‘Sauce Castillo’

I don’t know what it means, but it is a great nickname — mellifluous and evocative, as Clyde Frazier might say. For his part, Stauskas seems either OK with it or baffled by it, even though the Kings have embraced it…


  1. duhwighthoward says:

    I see the Kings improving when they trade that bum Cousins and build around Sauce.

  2. Scisca says:

    Sauce Castillo – The Willow Castle… Better than nothing πŸ™‚

  3. OKC says:

    Hopefully he manages to go forward from here and carve out a bigger role for himself on this team so he can live up to his sweet nickname.

  4. colby says:

    lol sauce castillo

  5. adam silver says:

    Sauce to the Raptors!