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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | Guard

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
College: Georgia
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope cooled off against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.
Before this awful game, KCP had himself a good month, averaging 14.8 points, 2.8 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 treys in his previous 10 games. After about two months of stinking it up, Caldwell-Pope is worth owning in standard leagues. Feb 28 - 9:30 PM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 19 points with six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Knicks during a 121-115 overtime loss.

He was coming in with some serious momentum, but his averages over his last five still look good with 19.6 points, 3.0 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 3.6 treys. Caldwell-Pope seems to have finally turned the corner and is worth a look in standard leagues.
Feb 28 - 12:33 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's 21 points weren't enough to beat the Cavs on Tuesday, as he sank 7-of-13 shots with five 3-pointers, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 33 minutes.

KCP is averaging 19.8 points, 3.8 threes and 1.3 steals over Detroit's past four games. He's made 49.2 percent of his field goals during that span and owners should be deploying him in all formats while he's this hot -- just be prepared for some rough nights, as he's shooting 40.0 percent on the season and takes almost half of his shots beyond the arc.
Feb 24 - 10:25 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dropped 26 points on 10-of-20 shooting during Sunday's win over the Wizards, adding six 3-pointers, two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one turnover over 31 minutes of action.

Stan Van Gundy is intent upon developing KCP's game, so he should log heavy minutes on a regular basis. His efficiency remains an issue, but with season averages of 11.9 points, 1.8 three-pointers, and 1.1 steals per game on 39.7 percent shooting, he's worth owning as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Feb 22 - 6:49 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points with three rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

He had a minor Achilles tweak on Tuesday and looked fine tonight. Caldwell-Pope's numbers have seen a noticeable increase since D.J. Augustin took over as the starter, so he's worth a look in deeper formats.
Feb 11 - 10:54 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope survived another injury scare on Tuesday, finishing the Pistons' road win with five points, one 3-pointer, six boards, three assists, one block and one turnover.

He appeared to tweak his sore Achilles in the first half but was only sidelined for a minute, and the injury didn't appear to limit him after halftime. He shot just 2-of-6 from the field in 27 minutes and continues to be a borderline option in 14-team leagues, but at least his Achilles injury isn't too serious.
Feb 10 - 9:28 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope briefly exited Tuesday's game after appearing to aggravate his right Achilles injury, but he quickly returned to action.

This has been an ongoing issue for KCP and it's somewhat surprising that he returned to the game. We'll keep an eye on his status for Wednesday's game -- it looks like he's in the clear but Detroit may opt to rest him as a precaution with the All-Star break looming. Jodie Meeks will be the main beneficiary if KCP misses any time.
Feb 10 - 7:19 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's sore Achilles didn't limit him on Sunday, as he recorded 15 points, two 3-pointers and four steals in 30 minutes of action vs. the Wolves.

KCP made 6-of-15 shots overall and this line represents the positives and negatives of his fantasy value. He's a decent source of points, 3s and steals, but shoots inefficiently from the field and at the FT line, and rarely chips in enough boards or assists to help owners. Deploy him with caution, if at all.
Feb 8 - 9:19 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played just 23 minutes in Friday's win, scoring nine points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds and one assist.

Jodie Meeks got hot and Stan Van Gundy decided to roll with his struggling free agent acquisition. KCP doesn't have much, if any room for error, and despite the fact he was coming off a 23-point average over two games this knocks away any momentum he had in standard leagues.
Feb 7 - 1:25 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) will start against the Nuggets on Friday.

He dealt with some Achilles soreness on Wednesday and did not return. Caldwell-Pope has seen a nice increase in production since D.J. Augustin has taken over, averaging 23.0 points per game in his two previous outings before the injury. He's still a little risky to use in daily leagues considering how inconsistent he's been.
Feb 6 - 5:54 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will play on Friday vs. the Nuggets despite a sore Achilles.

He lasted just three minutes during Wednesday's game because of his Achilles, so owners in daily leagues should keep that in mind. KCP has shown a lot of improvement in recent weeks, but his ceiling in fantasy leagues is limited because he doesn't contribute much besides points, 3-pointers and steals. If KCP misses any action in the future, Jodie Meeks will be the primary beneficiary.
Feb 6 - 11:29 AM

The Pistons are not concerned with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's Achilles soreness.

"He warmed up before the game and felt like he was fine," Van Gundy said. "When the game started, he told [assistant coach] Bob Beyer he just couldn't get any lift, and I asked him and he said he needed to come out. Hopefully, it's a short-term thing, because we need him. Nothing you want to fool around with." If you picked up Jodie Meeks based on Wednesday, you might want to reconsider. KCP is also playing well next to D.J. Augustin and is worth a look in 16-team leagues.
Feb 5 - 7:30 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) said that he pulled himself out of Wednesday's game as a precaution.

"I just wanted to be on the safe side and decided to sit the rest of this game out," Caldwell-Pope said. "I didn't want to reinjure it. I tried to loosen it up before the game and it felt good, but it tightened up again." It sounds like his injury is relatively minor, and we will consider him day-to-day moving forward. If KCP ends up missing any action, Jodie Meeks would see a bump in minutes and would be worth a look in most league for his upside in points, 3-pointers, assists and steals.
Feb 5 - 3:14 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will not return to Wednesday's game due to a sore right Achilles.

KCP spent some time working with a trainer before heading to the locker room, so hopefully this isn't a long-term injury. His absence gives a direct boost to Jodie Meeks, while Kyle Singler, Caron Butler and Spencer Dinwiddie could also pick up a few extra minutes.
Feb 4 - 7:26 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 18 points with four boards, one assist, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Heat on Tuesday.

He's coming off a season-high 28-point game on Saturday, so he is at least starting to pop up on the radar in most leagues. Jodie Meeks struggled again on Tuesday with just 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting, so it looks like KCP is the shooting guard to own in Detroit right now. KCP doesn't do much else besides contributing in points, 3-pointers and steals, so his ceiling will never be that high.
Feb 3 - 11:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Spencer Dinwiddie
3John Lucas
4Brandon Jennings
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Caron Butler
2Tayshaun Prince
3Quincy Miller
PF1Greg Monroe
2Anthony Tolliver
3Shawne Williams
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony