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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 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. May 1 - 10:48 AM
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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

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 21 points with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

The illness from Wednesday clearly was behind him. Caldwell-Pope has been effective in his last eight, averaging 19.9 points, 4.1 boards, 2.9 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.3 block and 1.8 treys on 48.8 percent from the field. Those averages make him a fifth-round player.
Mar 25 - 11:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (illness) will start on Friday vs. the Hornets, sending Darrun Hilliard back to the bench.

KCP participated in practice on Thursday and must be feeling better. He was playing really well before his illness, so his owners will want to get him back in their lineups. We'll let you know how he holds up after the game. Hilliard belongs on the wire.
Mar 25 - 12:01 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (illness) participated during Thursday's light practice.

Stan Van Gundy said on Wednesday that he didn't anticipate KCP's absence extending beyond one game, and with KCP going through Thursday's practice, it looks like he's on track to return to action for Friday's game against the Hornets. Owners can expect another update following Friday morning's shootaround, but Caldwell-Pope's likely return will result in Darrun Hilliard being sent back to the bench and there won't be quite as many minutes available for Stanley Johnson.
Mar 24 - 2:16 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (illness) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Stanley Johnson will more than likely draw the start tonight with KCP on the sidelines, and with averages of 12.0 points, 6.6 boards, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steal in his previous five starts, Johnson would make for an intriguing DFS punt play if he does indeed enter the starting five. Darrun Hilliard could also crack the rotation sans Caldwell-Pope. The Pistons take on the Hornets on Friday, and for now we'll be considering KCP questionable for that one.
Mar 23 - 12:45 PM

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy heaped praise on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

"He’s been playing really, really well, he really has at both ends," Van Gundy said. "You gotta hand it to him. He’s been our most consistent player of late." KCP dropped 23 points on Friday vs. the Kings, meaning he's now scored 23 or more points in five out of his last five games. He's averaging 22.4 points, 3.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 3-pointers over his last five, returning top-50 value in that span. He belongs in all lineups.
Mar 19 - 9:53 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Jodie Meeks
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Anthony Tolliver
3Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony
4Cameron Bairstow