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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | Guard | #5

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (8) / DET
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Vince Ellis of the Detroit Press said that restricted free agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will likely be looking at $20 million per year.
Ellis adds that the Pistons would be "reluctant" to re-sign him to a max deal which would start at $24.75 million per season, especially with Detroit flirting with the luxury tax line. Even after taking Duke SG Luke Kennard at No. 12 in the draft, KCP is one of coach Stan Van Gundy's favorite players and they should still be considered the favorites to bring him back if his price doesn't get out of hand. In case you missed it, KCP will be suspended for the first two games of the 2017-18 due to a DUI incident back in March. Jun 26 - 11:17 AM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been suspended two games to start next season.

This is from his DUI incident in March when he was pulled over at 2:50 in the morning. KCP is still likely going to receive a big offer sheet from teams like the Nets or even 76ers, but the Pistons are expected to match. For what it's worth, the Pistons did draft a shooting guard in Luke Kennard.
Jun 23 - 4:18 PM

According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons will match any offer sheet that Kentavious Caldwell-Pope receives as a restricted free agent.

Ellis adds that Detroit's stance won't change even if KCP is offered a max deal. The 24-year-old wing is obviously one of coach Stan Van Gundy's favorite players and he has progressed in each of his four seasons. He's also very durable, averaging 78.5 games played per campaign. KCP averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 triples on 39.9 percent shooting in 2016-17, and he figures to be a building block for this franchise for a long time.
Apr 16 - 10:31 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was back in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Wizards, but he flopped with five points, two rebounds, two assists and one triple in 27 minutes.

As expected, he didn't see a full workload even though he was rested on Sunday. KCP finished 2-of-7 from the field and hit 1-of-5 triples, but you have to think that there's a pretty good chance he's rested on Wednesday in the season finale -- the restricted free agent probably doesn't want to risk an injury in a meaningless game.
Apr 10 - 11:30 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris will start on Monday vs. the Wizards.

Ish Smith, Henry Ellenson and Andre Drummond will also start. KCP was rested on Sunday vs. Memphis, but with nothing left to play for, he probably won't see a full workload tonight. The Pistons also want to get a look at guys like Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson.
Apr 10 - 6:44 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris are not expected to play Sunday vs. Memphis.

They may get out there if the Pistons run into any injury issues, or one of the other guys struggles with foul trouble, but it sounds like they'll be limited regardless. Reggie Bullock and Tobias Harris will be in the starting five tonight with KCP and Morris likely out, and Harris is the guy that offers the most upside out of this group.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's son was born on Wednesday, but KCP was back at practice on Thursday and will play Friday vs. Houston.

Caldwell-Pope missed the first half of Wednesday's game due to the birth, but started the second half. He should be started as usual on Friday and in each of the Pistons remaining three games after that.
Source: M Live
Apr 7 - 9:35 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (personal) joined the Pistons mid-way through Wednesday's game and started the second half, finishing with two points, two steals, one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes.

The Pistons listed as KPC as "not with the team" due to family matters. It was reported after the game that he was witnessing the birth of his child, which explains the confusion over his availability tonight. Owners can deploy him as usual for Detroit's final four games, beginning Friday vs. the Rockets.
Apr 5 - 10:35 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started the second half on Wednesday.

It didn't look like he was with the team, but KCP was on the active roster and showed up on the bench in the middle of the first half. Caldwell-Pope was not expected to play for a "family matter" and multiple reports had him as out today. It's been that kind of day today.
Apr 5 - 8:59 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (personal) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday and Reggie Bullock will start.

It's being called a family matter, but of course his off-the-court trouble from last week comes to mind here. It's unclear if KCP will miss additional time, but he is a drop candidate regardless. We should see some Stanley Johnson behind Reggie Bullock for this game.
Apr 5 - 7:21 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17 points on 7-of-19 shooting vs. the Bucks on Friday.

This game went into overtime and KCP logged 38 minutes, racking up eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples. KCP was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and reportedly registered a blood alcohol content of 0.08. The Pistons and the NBA are still gathering all the details, and while it's not a lock, a suspension could be coming.
Mar 31 - 11:49 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will play on Friday vs. the Bucks.

KCP was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving, but the Pistons and the NBA are still gathering all the details. "I'm not going to comment on it," Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. "We're aware of the situation and we'll let things run its course." His owners can deploy him on Friday, but be on the lookout for a possible suspension next week.
Mar 31 - 7:14 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving.

He was ticketed for operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he was pulled over around 2:50 a.m. in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The arrest came hours after a loss to the Heat on Tuesday night, but KCP was active for action on Thursday against the Nets.
Source: M Live
Mar 31 - 12:26 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 9-of-22 shots and a couple 3-pointers for 25 points and five rebounds in 37 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Heat.

KCP had been mired in a slump, scoring a grand total of 25 points over his last three games while connecting on just 7-of-27 shots over that stretch. Maybe tonight signals an end to the funk and we'll find out when the Pistons play the lowly Nets on Thursday.
Mar 29 - 12:14 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope connected on just three of his 12 field goal attempts for 12 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 32 minutes Monday in New York.

The Knicks CAN play defense. Who knew? KCP salvaged the stat line by at least hitting a pair of 3-pointers, giving him 38 triples over his past 18 games (2.11 3PT per game). That's two stinkers in a row for the guard, as he has misfired on 18 of his past 23 field goal attempts. He'll look to turn things around against Miami on Tuesday at the Palace.
Mar 27 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Beno Udrih
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Luke Kennard
3Darrun Hilliard
4Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Jon Leuer
3Henry Ellenson
4Nikola Jovanovic
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic