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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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Pistons GM Jeff Bower said the team is still in ongoing discussions with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock regarding contract extensions.
"We’re all in agreement it’s an atmosphere and environment where they have good thoughts," Bower said. "We’re going to continue to take those talks a little bit further through the month and see if there’s an opportunity to reach an extension now." The Pistons will have until the Oct. 31 deadline to reach an agreement or they will become restricted free agents next summer. KCP is going to have a massive role as the starting SG this season, while Bullock may struggle to find minutes with Stanley Johnson ready to take on a larger role off the bench. Sep 25 - 11:09 AM

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Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said he would like to reduce the workload of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris this season.

"You’d like to get Marcus and KCP down a little bit, but they’re both capable of handling the minutes," Van Gundy said. "You’re going to do whatever gives you a chance to win, but I think we’ve got enough depth. Hopefully, if we get the improvement from people that we ought to, get them to more reasonable minutes." KCP averaged 36.7 minutes per game, so it makes sense for SVG to drop him below 34 so that a few extra minutes could fall to guys like Stanley Johnson and Reggie Bullock. To be clear, KCP should still be a nice target for owners in need of points, treys and steals.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 29 - 10:17 AM

Pistons owner Tom Gores said he would pay the luxury tax in order to extend Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's contract.

"Look, if we weren’t building a core, there’s really no point in paying the luxury tax. Because we are building a core, would I do it? Yeah, absolutely" Gores said. "You look at KCP as a very diverse player. He keeps working at his game and you look at his improvement and just like anybody else, he will improve in other areas." Stan Van Gundy played KCP 36.7 minutes per game last season because of his ability on both ends of the court, and he figures to see a similar role this season because he doesn't have much competition at SG.
Aug 7 - 9:59 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope isn't worrying about a potential contract extension and is focusing on the 2016-17 season.

KCP will become a restricted free agent after the 2016-17 season if he doesn't sign an extension, but his contract isn't on his mind. "I haven’t thought about it," Caldwell-Pope said. "I’m focusing this summer on getting better, and let my agent handle all that. I haven’t even talked to my agent about that. I’m just working on my game for next season." The 23-year-old averaged 14.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers last season and is worth a later-round pick in standard fantasy leagues as he should see big minutes in 2016-17.
Jul 19 - 9:47 AM

Stan Van Gundy said there hasn't been any progress on a contract extension for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

"He’s a guy we consider part of our core and would love to have long-term," Van Gundy said. KCP had a huge role under SVG last season, averaging 14.5 points, 3.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.5 3-pointers on 42.0 percent shooting. He was fourth in the NBA with an average of 36.7 minutes per game, and considering the Pistons didn't add any competition at shooting guard, he should see a similar role in 2016-17. If the Pistons and KCP don't agree on an extension, he will be a restricted free agent next summer.
Jul 9 - 12:50 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said that he will take about a month off to heal a core muscle strain that he suffered back in February.

KCP played through the issue down the stretch and said that he still feels it, but the month off should help him get back to 100 percent. When asked what he wants to accomplish this summer, KCP said he wants to get stronger and add about 10 pounds. He is eligible for an extension of his rookie contract this summer, but if he doesn't reach an agreement with the Pistons he will become a restricted free agent in 2017. The third-year guard averaged 14.5 points, 3.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.5 3-pointers this season.
Source: M Live
May 1 - 10:48 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope didn't score until mid-way through the third quarter on Sunday, finishing a home loss with nine points, three 3-pointers, five assists, four rebounds and two steals in 43 minutes.

The Pistons were out-scored by an average of 8.8 points in the second half of Games 1-4, and their late-game struggles were enough for Cleveland to sweep them out of the playoffs. KCP's playoffs ended on a relatively quiet note, but he played well in the first three games and should see copious playing time again for Stan Van Gundy next season.
Apr 24 - 11:35 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points with three rebounds, one assist, four steals and three 3-pointers in 43 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

His defense was decent with the Cavs really forcing a lot of switching in this game. Caldwell-Pope picked up a couple extra minutes because of Reggie Bullock (leg) not playing in this game. Expect him to get plenty of shots and minutes in Game 4 on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 9:52 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished Wednesday's Game 2 defeat with 13 points, eight boards, two assists, one steal, one block and just one turnover in 37 minutes.

Turnovers and defensive rebounds were a problem for Detroit in Game 1, but their undoing tonight was a lack of perimeter defense -- the Cavs lit them up for 20 triples on 52.6 percent shooting. KCP continues to be a steady DFS target thanks to copious minutes -- he ranked fourth in the league at 36.7 per game and he should hit that mark again when the series returns to Detroit on Friday.
Apr 20 - 11:02 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with four 3-pointers, two boards and three assists through 38 minutes of action.

KCP had the hot hand early, and was the first Detroit player to reach double figures in the scoring department in this one, but his usage rate dipped to 18.5 during the second half and he just wasn't able to keep the momentum going. He did play some nice defense against Kyrie Irving, and Caldwell-Pope figures to earn heavy minutes during this first-round matchup with the Cavs.
Apr 17 - 5:55 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (rest) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

There hasn't been any issues with KCP since his groin strain before the All-Star break. Caldwell-Pope will finish fourth in minutes per game this season in his 76 games.
Apr 13 - 6:50 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17 points with three steals and two 3-pointers to lead the Pistons on Tuesday, but they lost to the Heat and are locked into the No. 8 seed in the East.

They lose the tie breaker to the Pacers so they will face LeBron and the Cavaliers in Round 1. Marcus Morris had 16 points and nine rebounds, Tobias Harris also scored 16, and Andre Drummond racked up nine points, 18 rebounds, two steals and a block in the loss. With nothing to play for on Wednesday, look for the Pistons to get some much-needed rest before facing the Cavs.
Apr 12 - 10:02 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope bounced back vs. the Magic on Wednesday, scoring 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three steals and one assist.

KCP was awful on Tuesday with just two points on 1-of-6 shoting, and tonight's performance snaps a brutal five-game stretch where he shot just 14-of-54 from the field (25.9 percent). The Pistons whittled their magic number down to just one game tonight, so they only need a victory or a Bulls' loss to secure a spot in the playoffs.
Apr 6 - 10:17 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit just 1-of-6 shots for two points in 25 minutes of Tuesday's loss to the Heat.

KCP and Marcus Morris were disasters last night, while Tobias Harris (21 points, 7 rebounds), Reggie Jackson (21 points, 3 assists) and Andre Drummond (12 points, 13 rebounds) tried to carry the load for the Detroit starters. KCP's shot is officially broken right now and he's hit just 14-of-54 shots over his last five games.
Apr 5 - 11:30 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shot just 3-of-16 from the field on Monday vs. the Thunder, scoring eight points with seven boards, six assists, one steal and two turnovers.

The shooting was obviously brutal, but KCP was excellent on defense and held Russell Westbrook in check. KCP is shooting 33.3 percent over his last four games, but he should break out of his slump soon and his owners need to stick with him.
Mar 29 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Lorenzo Brown
4Ray McCallum
5Trey Freeman
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Jon Leuer
3Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic