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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
College: Georgia

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Coach Stan Van Gundy said Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's summer opened his eyes a lot.
"More than anything what opened my eyes was the intensity and energy he brings to the floor every time he plays," Van Gundy said. "He’s an all-out guy all the time – practices, games." The 21-year-old guard put up 24 points per game in Orlando Pro Summer League, and probably helped himself for minutes with the new coach. Caldwell-Pope ended his season on a high note back in April, but we'd still like to see a little more before suggesting him as a late-round target in standard leagues. Aug 25 - 7:07 PM

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The Pistons have been pleased with the progress they've seen in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

"The composure, the confidence he was able to demonstrate [during Summer League] are big signs of progress," said Pistons GM Jeff Bower. "I think the important thing for him moving forward is to understand how many ways he can impact the game. It’s not all going to be based on scoring the ball or shooting the ball. His feet are extremely quick and his body balance and ability to get into passing lanes are all weapons that, if demonstrated consistently, can really help build a strong defensive unit." KCP was one of the best players on the court during Orlando Summer League, averaging 24 points a game to go along with 7.4 rebounds and nearly two steals. Caldwell-Pope will be competing for minutes with Jodie Meeks, and we'll need to see more than just a strong Summer League showing before we bump him up too much, but he is moving in the right direction.
Jul 25 - 4:57 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's hot streak continued vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, scoring 26 points with nine boards, three assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and four turnovers.

He's lapping the field in points per game with 27.0, which is well ahead of second-place Casper Ware. Caldwell-Pope has taken 20 shots per game in his four outings and has made just 42.0 percent of those, but he did add averages of 8.0 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.3 steals, 0.3 blocks and 3.0 triples. Even though he had a horrible rookie year, coach Stan Van Gundy could give him a chance for more minutes. To be clear, we're still going to see this carry over into the pre-season before we bump him up too much.
Jul 9 - 11:31 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points in the second half of Tuesday's Summer League game.

He had 26 on Tuesday and has been the most exciting player this week, averaging 27.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals through three games. He could make some noise for the Pistons this season, but it's way too early to get excited about his prospects as a fantasy breakout candidate. Just keep an eye on him in training camp.
Jul 8 - 9:16 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope rolled his right ankle during a Summer League game on Tuesday, but he returned to finish with a game-high 26 points, three 3-pointers and seven rebounds in 24 minutes.

KCP is lighting up the Summer League, averaging 26.3 points per game, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Detroit hold him out of a game or two as a precaution. If nothing else, his scoring outbursts give him momentum as he fights for his spot in the rotation with Jodie Meeks, Kyle Singler and Cartier Martin.
Jul 8 - 6:58 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had another terrific game on Sunday, scoring 30 points with four 3-pointers, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals.

He opened the exhibition with a six-point flurry by hitting a 3-pointer while getting fouled, then rebounding his missed FT attempt and making another 3-pointer. This makes two straight gems for KCP at Summer League, but he has an uphill battle to claim reliable fantasy value this season -- he shot under 40 percent from the field as a rookie, averaging 5.9 points in almost 20 minutes per game.
Jul 6 - 5:56 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a 2014 summer-league high 26 points vs. the Rockets during a 95-89 win, adding four boards, one assist, six steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He shot 8-of-19 from the field and only attempted five shots from downtown. KCP wasn't much of a threat to score the ball inside during his rookie season, so this big game does come with a grain of salt. If he can find his stroke, coach Stan Van Gundy could use him as a perimeter scorer.
Jul 5 - 5:47 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit five 3-pointers and had a career-high 30 points and six rebounds in Wednesday's tough loss to the Thunder.

They were just hoping to play spoiler, but it wasn't meant to be. KCP was great, while Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond each had 22, and Kyle Singler had 20 to round out the double-digit scoring for the Pistons tonight.
Apr 16 - 10:57 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will start on Wednesday night vs. the Thunder.

Rodney Stuckey moves to the bench as the Pistons shake things up a bit. Caldwell-Pope's rookie season has been a bit of a letdown and he'll have to learn how to do things outside of shooting to be a better player.
Apr 16 - 7:40 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was replaced in the starting lineup by Kyle Singler for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

The struggling rookie was replaced in the starting lineup due to matchup reasons according to coach Mo Cheeks, but Cheeks also didn't rule out sticking with the change. "We’ll see," Cheeks said. "It’s easy to say after the game, so we’ll see how the game goes and see how it plays out, but I’m not stuck on that particular lineup that way the whole time." KCP is only averaging 13.7 minutes per game over his last three games, so his already limited fantasy value could take a hit if Cheeks decides to stick with this lineup.
Feb 6 - 10:33 AM

Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 14 points with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in a team-high 41 minutes on Friday.

He spent most of his night chasing Eric Gordon defensively and continues to earn big minutes from coach Mo Cheeks -- this was the third time in the past four games that he's led the Pistons in playing time. He rarely scores double-digit points and can't be counted on for more than a trickle of rebounds, assists and steals, so consider your options carefully before plucking him off the waiver wire.
Jan 25 - 9:32 AM

Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has scored double-digit points in four of the past six games, even though coach Mo Cheeks doesn't run any plays for him.

"I'm not looking to run plays for him," Cheeks said. "Not at this point. He's an opportunity player. Gets up and down the floor, gets easy baskets. Comes off a down screen, if he gets a shot, he shoots it." KCP is finding his niche in the Pistons offense, but his value is restricted to deep leagues until he scores with greater volume and consistency.
Jan 13 - 9:25 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played well in 30 minutes of action vs. the Sixers with 12 points, seven boards, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

It's taken a really long time, but KCP is finally starting to get it going. Over his last five, Caldwell-Pope averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 triples on 56.8 percent shooting. He's on the radar in deeper leagues as a 3-point specialist despite making just 34.0 percent from downtown on the year.
Jan 10 - 11:13 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 6-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and four steals in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

KCP scored just two points in his previous game on 1-of-6 shooting, but is coming on a bit. He's scored between 13 and 17 points in three of his last four games and could be ready to start producing more consistently as a starting shooting guard for the Pistons. Keep an eye on him.
Jan 8 - 10:54 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope set a career-high in scoring in the first half of Monday's loss to the Wizards, but went scoreless in the second half to finish with 17 points, three rebounds and one assist in 35 minutes.

KCP hit 7-of-11 shots and three of them were from deep, but he's going to have a hard time getting enough touches to be a consistent fantasy asset with Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings in the building.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 10:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
3Will Bynum
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SF1Josh Smith
2Caron Butler
3Kyle Singler
4Cartier Martin
5Luigi Datome
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Aaron Gray