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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | Guard | #5

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (8) / DET
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) was unable to practice on Tuesday.
KCP has been diagnosed with a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain. He is expected to be listed as questionable for Sunday when the Pistons release their game notes. Stanley Johnson has seen a big boost in playing time with Caldwell-Pope on the shelf. Johnson is averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 32.6 minutes over the Pistons last three games. Jan 17 - 12:49 PM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

This isn't all that surprising as KCP has been diagnosed with a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain, so he could be looking at some time on the shelf here. Jon Leuer (knee) is unlikely to play today as well, so Stanley Johnson should see a decent amount of minutes, and he's on the radar as a potential deep league streamer. For now, we'll be considering Caldwell-Pope questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
Jan 15 - 2:22 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left shoulder) has a Grade-2 left rotator cuff strain and will not play on Friday against the Jazz.

He is doubtful for Sunday and left the arena in a sling following his Thursday injury. This is to his left, non-shooting shoulder and it's possible to play through the injury at some point. For instance, Kobe Bryant had a partial tear to his shooting shoulder last season and played through it at times -- the Lakers managed his minutes. KCP's owners should continue to stash him despite an unclear timetable. Until he can return, Stanley Johnson figures to get a hefty boost in minutes.
Jan 13 - 3:40 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (sore left shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

This is not surprising, as KCP looked to be an awful amount of pain when he injured his shoulder in the first quarter on Thursday night. Fortunately, the X-Rays were negative, but we are still awaiting the results of the MRI. Stanley Johnson and Darrun Hilliard would be in line for a significant uptick in minutes if KCP is unable to play on Friday, although it would be risky to trust either player.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 13 - 11:50 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) will have an MRI Friday in Salt Lake City, which will determine his availability for Friday night's game vs. the Jazz

Caldwell-Pope injured his left shoulder trying to fight through a screen less than four minutes into Thursday's game and never returned. The good news is that the X-rays were negative and that he is flying with the team to Utah. However, it would still be somewhat surprising if KCP were able to play on Friday, considering he seemed to be in significant pain when forced to exit the game. If he doesn't play, Stanley Johnson and Darrun Hilliard will likely soak up his minutes. Check back for an update.
Jan 13 - 9:08 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a left shoulder injury after running into a pick from Zaza Pachulia on Thursday and will not return to the game, despite X-rays being negative.

Even though X-rays were negative, it's entirely possible he suffered some sort of dislocation and could miss some time. By the way he reacted, it's not a far-fetched theory, although the TNT television crew said his shoulder was "sore." Stanley Johnson replaced him in the lineup and Darrun Hilliard is also getting some extra burn tonight, and it would be a combo of those two, likely led by Johnson, who get minutes in his stead. Let's just hope that the injury isn't as bad as it could be and call KCP day-to-day for now.
Jan 12 - 11:26 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left Thursday's game after injuring his left shoulder after running into a brick wall named Zaza Pachulia.

It looked like he might have dislocated his shoulder and he went to the locker room for X-rays, but there's no official word from the Pistons yet on details. Hopefully the injury's not as bad as it looked on television, but his immediate reaction and the way he left the court makes us believe he could miss some time. Stanley Johnson replaced him in the lineup tonight, and would likely be the beneficiary if KCP if he can't return. Darrun Hilliard would also get a bump.
Jan 12 - 10:59 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 6-of-12 shots and all of his makes were 3-pointers, finishing with 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's loss to the Kings.

He's feeling it right now, scoring 21, 26 and 26 points in his last three games. He's hit 14 3-pointers over that stretch and has hit 24-of-40 shots during his hot streak. KCP has a solid grip on the shooting guard job and remains unchallenged for minutes, so he should continue to put up strong numbers the rest of the way.
Jan 11 - 1:38 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sank a dagger 3-pointer to help the Pistons win in double-overtime on Sunday, finishing with 26 points, four 3-pointers, four rebounds and two assists.

He sank 9-of-14 shots and 4-of-5 free throws, adding four steals to complete an awesome line for his fantasy owners. There's nobody on the roster to challenge him for minutes, and Detroit is just 1.5 games out of the playoff picture, so all signs point to a strong second half for KCP.
Jan 9 - 1:30 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 3-of-12 shots for seven points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes on Thursday against the Hornets.

Nights like this are inevitable for KCP, who is a streaky shooter, but he also suffered a shoulder injury earlier in the game. He played through it, but it's something to keep an eye on. KCP's averaging career highs with 14.6 points, 3.1 assists, and 2.1 3-pointers per game, as well as a 42.2 field goal percentage, so he can be considered a high-upside/low-floor value play SG in DFS, as long as his shoulder injury doesn't linger.
Jan 5 - 10:57 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hurt his left shoulder on Thursday and he has returned.

The training staff was also looking at his elbow. Caldwell-Pope was fighting through a screen and his arm went in a direction it should not have. He looks like he's OK.
Jan 5 - 9:12 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope looked great in 40 minutes vs. the Heat, scoring 23 points with four 3-pointers, six rebounds, five assists and two steals.

KCP shot 9-of-15 from the field and he's rolling right now -- over the past five games he's averaging 16.8 points, 2.8 triples, 3.2 boards, 3.6 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.6 blocks. He's also making 50.0 percent FGs and 80.0 percent FTs during that span, with just 2.0 turnovers per game, so he's been the total package for roto owners. Deploy him with confidence in Detroit's upcoming three-game week.
Jan 1 - 9:48 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope bounced back on Friday with 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting, four 3-pointers, two assists, two steals, one rebound, one block and just one turnover in 41 minutes.

KCP averaged just 7.0 points in Detroit's previous two games but their offense looked much better tonight with Jon Leuer starting and Tobias Harris providing a huge lift off the bench. The court balance was much improved, which should help KCP as a perimeter-dominant player, and there's never been a reason to think his top-100 value is in jeopardy.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:07:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had another quiet night on Wednesday with eight points on 3-of-10 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes.

The playing time was there and KCP was up against Tony Allen and the Grizzlies' formidable defense (and plodding pace), so owners can forgive him this dud. He's been very quiet in two straight games but is one of the safer Pistons' starters, and he should bounce back vs. the visiting Warriors on Friday.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 11:05:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) scored 24 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Wizards on Friday.

After spraining his ankle on Wednesday, he's obviously healthy and played a team high in minutes. Caldwell-Pope has been extremely durable in his NBA career with at least 76 games played in every season -- he had an abdomen injury last season. He'll be a late-mid round guy in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Beno Udrih
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Jon Leuer
2Tobias Harris
3Henry Ellenson
4Nikola Jovanovic
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic