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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | Guard | #1

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (8) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 20 points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist in 38 minutes on Sunday, making 7-of-13 shots with four 3-pointers.
Brandon Ingram (strained groin) has been ruled out for back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday, which ensures added minutes and usage for guys like KCP and Kyle Kuzma (14 points, 10 boards in 39 minutes). Caldwell-Pope hasn't fallen below 36 minutes in any of the Lakers' past six games, which is ridiculous, and he's peaking at an ideal moment for fantasy owners. Mar 12 - 12:19 AM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 6-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in Monday's loss to the Blazers.

He played 41 minutes and has been very consistent (and good) since the All-Star break, averaging 19.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 3.6 3-pointers on 52 percent shooting in his last five games. The Lakers are trying to win every night out and KCP is a huge part of what they're doing. He should be owned everywhere, obviously.
Mar 6 - 1:15 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went for 18 points and 13 rebounds over 43 minutes in Saturday's 116-112 win at San Antonio.

KCP hit 7-of-13 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, while adding 1-of-1 from the free-throw line. He also chipped in with thee steals, two assists and just one turnover. Caldwell-Pope is on a six-game streak with at least two successful 3-pointers, and he has managed two or more steals in four of the past six outings. It seems like he has been around for a while, but remember he is just 25 years old.
Mar 3 - 11:56 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 4-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points, a career-high 14 rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's easy win over the Hawks.

KCP isn't going away and had his third double-double of the season, and second in his last four games. He's scored in double figures in four straight games and has played at least 30 minutes in seven straight. He should be held until the Lakers pull the plug on him, which might not even happen this season.
Feb 26 - 10:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said he's been more focused now that his legal issues are behind him.

"It was kind of hard with that situation I had, but now that’s behind me," KCP said. "I can focus on just one thing — that’s basketball. It’s been good just to be able to get my work when I need it and just be ready for games." KCP has played 30+ minutes in six straight games, scoring 14+ points in five of those contests including a 34-point game on Saturday with eight triples. With that said, it will be interesting to see how the Lakers handle his minutes in March and April since he has an expiring deal.
Source: ESPN
Feb 26 - 10:17 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope erupted for 34 points across 38 minutes in Saturday's 113-108 victory in Sacramento.

KCP hit 12-of-20 from the field, including an impressive 8-of-14 from behind the 3-point line, and he added 2-of-3 from the free-throw stripe. The eight triples were tied for the third-most in a single game in franchise history, He also chipped in with seven rebounds and two assists while turning it over zero times. KCP remains a solid hold in most standard fantasy formats.
Feb 25 - 1:49 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17 points with 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday.

It's still unclear what his role is going to be after the break and it's possible he does lose some run to the younger players. It's also possible he loses his starting job at some point. Still, Caldwell-Pope is playing well enough to be held in standard leagues and his owners can just cross that bridge when they get to it.
Feb 15 - 11:27 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope handed out a season-high eight assists in a losing effort on Wednesday, adding five points, eight rebounds and one block in 33 minutes.

The minutes were there, but KCP shot just 2-of-6 from the field without getting to the free-throw line. He's posting a usage rate of 17.4% this season, the lowest mark since his rookie season, and that's likely to trend down with Isaiah Thomas in L.A. and Lonzo Ball (knee) on the mend. In his current role, KCP is just a steals-and-threes specialist.
Feb 15 - 12:03 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 7-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 31 minutes of Thursday's impressive 106-81 win over the Thunder.

KCP's likely to take a hit once Isaiah Thomas is in town and Lonzo Ball is healthy because there's a good chance he's out of the starting lineup. Although, it's important to note that KCP shares the same agent as LeBron James, Rich Paul, so maybe the Lakers wouldn't want to do anything negative to someone who would influence LeBron. If you want to sell high on KCP, now looks like the time.
Source: USA Today
Feb 9 - 1:43 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored three points with one assist in 23 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

He's been very underwhelming lately and it's tough to tell how the Lakers will treat him at the deadline. If you wanted to drop him in a shallower league, it's not a terrible idea. To be clear, you would have to be adding a player you know had no chance to stay on the wire for long.
Feb 2 - 11:17 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished Sunday's game at Toronto with 16 points, hitting 5-of-13 shots with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

KCP didn't turn the ball over in 34 minutes and he's been a mainstay of the Lakers' rotation.
Jan 28 - 9:13 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope couldn't find his shot on Friday vs. the Bulls, hitting 2-of-7 from the field for five points.

He also had a few fouls and added seven rebounds, two assists and one triple in 24 minutes. This was his second dud in a row since returning from his Achilles injury, so maybe he's not 100 percent. He'll need to play better to hold off impressive rookie Josh Hart down the stretch, especially since KCP has an expiring contract.
Jan 26 - 11:52 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played through his sore Achilles on Tuesday and hit 2-of-8 shots (both 3-pointers) for eight points, four rebounds and one assist in a 108-107 win over the Celtics.

The good news is that he played. The bad news is that he didn't do much and hurt some owners with the poor field goal percentage. He had missed his previous two games and came into this one averaging 13.3 points, 3.5 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.4 3-pointers on 50 percent shooting in January. He missed a couple big free throws tonight, but if the injury is behind him, he should be back in starting fantasy lineups. And in very un-tanking fashion, the Lakers have somehow won three straight games.
Jan 24 - 1:26 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) and Brandon Ingram (ankle) will play on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

KPC is officially back after a two-game absence. Josh Hart loses a lot of value with KCP back in the lineup, while Jordan Clarkson loses some appeal too. KCP has season averages of 13.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 2.1 triples, and he belongs in standard-league lineups.
Jan 23 - 8:51 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Celtics.

Caldwell-Pope has missed each of the Lakers last two games, but has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday after initially being listed as questionable on the injury report. Lonzo Ball (knee) has been ruled out and Brandon Ingram is listed as probable. Assuming KCP plays, Josh Hart will likely get bumped back to the bench and Corey Brewer will also see fewer minutes.
Jan 23 - 1:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Lonzo Ball
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Gary Payton II
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Josh Hart
3Alex Caruso
SF1Brandon Ingram
2Luol Deng
PF1Julius Randle
2Kyle Kuzma
3Travis Wear
C1Brook Lopez
2Channing Frye
3Ivica Zubac