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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | Guard | #1

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (8) / DET
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did not break his nose.
That means he should be ready to return after his two-game suspension. The Lakers offense is going to use the 3-pointer a lot, so Caldwell-Pope should have a chance to make at least two treys per game. Oct 18 - 4:24 PM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope got elbowed in the face during Monday's practice, and he will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine if he has a broken nose.

Regardless of the MRI results, KCP is set to miss the first two games of the season due to his suspension stemming from a DUI incident in March. He might be wearing a mask if it's determined that he broke his nose, but this isn't an issue that will postpone his Lakers' debut.
Oct 17 - 4:06 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored nine points with six rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes on Friday.

He'll be out there as mostly a 3-and-D guy, but KCP handled the ball a lot with Lonzo Ball (ankle) out tonight. Caldwell-Pope is going to be suspended two games to start the year, so make sure you bench him if you use a late round pick on him.
Oct 14 - 1:13 AM

Magic Johnson said he wants Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to "set the tone on defense."

Magic went out of his way to praise KCP for what he brings on the defensive end, and really stressed how the Lakers want to "run, run, run" next season. Caldwell-Pope will be going from a Detroit team that ranked in the bottom-8 in pace last season, to a Lakers squad that was in the top-6 in pace last year, so that can only help his fantasy value. Inefficient shooting will likely hold him to a late-round evaluation, but he'll be worth a late-round look for those seeking some points, steals and triples.
Source: Periscope
Jul 18 - 5:32 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with the Lakers according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

KCP was originally seeking a four-year deal worth over $100 million, but the market quickly dried up and the Nets or 76ers didn't pursue him like they were expected to. The Lakers are trying to preserve their cap space for next summer when LeBron James and Paul George become free agents, so this deal makes a lot of sense for both sides -- KCP now has another year to prove he's worth his asking price. He should be the starting SG next to Lonzo Ball with Jordan Clarkson as the sixth man off the bench, so KCP can be targeted in the later rounds for owners seeking 3-pointers and steals. He averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.0 triples on 39.9 percent shooting last season, returning 9th-round value in standard leagues.
Jul 12 - 12:23 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reportedly had a meeting with the Lakers on Tuesday.

KCP is an unrestricted free agent, and the Lakers are one of the few teams out there with enough cap space to sign him, so there's a real chance that he could strike a deal with Los Angeles. The Lakers like to push the tempo, and Caldwell-Pope would easily be a starter there, so this would be a decent landing spot for him in terms of fantasy hoops. Jordan Clarkson's value would take somewhat of a hit with KCP in town.
Jul 11 - 6:46 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that if Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is willing to ink a one-year deal, the Lakers would have significant interest in signing him to such a contract.

The Pistons renounced their rights to Caldwell-Pope Friday morning, which means KCP is now an unrestricted free agent, and arguably the top free agent left on the open market. Caldwell-Pope will likely have plenty of suitors willing to offer him multi-year deals; however, if he would prefer to sign a massive one-year contract with a balloon payment and then re-enter the market again in July of 2018, the Lakers would be willing to use most of their cap space to make that happen.
Jul 7 - 12:46 PM

The Pistons are renouncing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.

The Pistons drafted Luke Kennard with their first-round pick last month, signed Langston Galloway to a three-year, $21 million deal last week and then traded for Avery Bradley on Friday. With Detroit capped out and stocked with shooting guards, they have decided to move on from Caldwell-Pope, who is now the top free agent on the market. Woj is reporting that the Nets will be "strong contenders" for KCP if the Wizards match the offer sheet to Otto Porter. Other teams with the cap space necessary to make a run at KCP include the Bulls, Lakers, Pacers, Magic and Kings.
Jul 7 - 12:10 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Pistons expect the Nets to make a lucrative offer to restricted free agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Caldwell-Pope is widely regarded as the top shooting guard on the open market this summer. The Nets already have Caris LeVert and Sean Kilpatrick on their roster, but adding another young and talented 3-and-D wing such as Caldwell-Pope would be a smart allocation of their resources. However, because he is restricted, Detroit can choose to match any offer sheet KCP signs. Stein also says the Wizards anticipate Brooklyn will go after Otto Porter as well.
Jun 30 - 11:30 AM

Stan Van Gundy reiterated on Wednesday that his first priority this offseason is addressing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's restricted free agency.

Detroit used the No. 12 pick to draft a polished scorer in Luke Kennard, but for the immediate future he seems best-suited to a reserve role. KCP is likely to draw some big offer sheets from competing teams, but Detroit will have the opportunity to match. It would be a surprise to see Caldwell-Pope in another jersey next season, but anything's possible during the NBA offseason.
Jun 28 - 8:58 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Lonzo Ball
2Tyler Ennis
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jordan Clarkson
3Josh Hart
SF1Brandon Ingram
2Luol Deng
3Corey Brewer
PF1Larry Nance
2Julius Randle
3Kyle Kuzma
C1Brook Lopez
2Ivica Zubac
3Andrew Bogut
4Thomas Bryant