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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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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope attempted 19 shots from the field against the Nuggets on Wednesday, making three of them for seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.
Yes, he stunk tonight, but the minutes and usage are really great signs. Caldwell-Pope is going to get plenty of leash this year while Jodie Meeks (back) is on the shelf and coach Stan Van Gundy will want him to take treys. If you were able to pick him up, you should still feel pretty good about it. Shooting guards are the most inconsistent players in fantasy hoops. Oct 30 - 2:29 AM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) will start at shooting guard for the Piston's season opener against Nuggets on Wednesday.

This isn't unexpected with Jodie Meeks (back) out indefinitely, but it's nice to see confirmation of what we've all been expecting. KCP's knee issues seem to be behind him and he should be owned in all standard leagues with the opportunity he has in front of him.
Oct 28 - 1:41 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is in line to start at shooting guard for the Pistons.

With Jodie Meeks (back) out indefinitely, KCP (knee) is healthy just in time to stake his claim on a starting spot. KCP has an opportunity to make an impression, but he's anything except a proven commodity. He's a solid late-round flier at the back end of your draft.
Oct 27 - 10:56 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) practiced on Sunday.

This is an encouraging sign for KCP being ready for opening night on Wednesday, and hopefully he'll be able to carry over his impressive play through Summer League into the regular season. He's not going to have much competition for minutes for the first couple months with Jodie Meeks (back) sidelined, and given his upside, he belongs on a roster in standard leagues.
Oct 26 - 1:13 PM

The Pistons exercised their third-year option on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee).

The team has been quiet on his strained knee, but we're expecting him to suit up for the opener. He had a fantastic summer league and the new system of coach Stan Van Gundy needs some shooting, so he has alluring upside late in standard drafts.
Oct 24 - 4:03 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) is feeling more comfortable entering his second year in the league.

"I’m very comfortable," Caldwell-Pope said. "My first year was just kind of up and down, which is what rookies go through, but I just feel more comfortable with my game now... I’m feeling more comfortable playing and shooting." KCP turned a lot of heads this summer, and averaged an impressive 19 points and 2.5 three-pointers through the first two-preseason games before going down with a knee strain, which caused him to miss the rest of preseason. However, KCP is expected to be ready for opening night, and with Jodie Meeks (back) sidelined for the first two months of the season, Caldwell-Pope will get plenty of time to shine. He makes for a solid late-round flier in standard leagues, and is a breakout candidate.
Oct 24 - 11:12 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was diagnosed with a left knee strain and will miss at least the next three preseason games.

This is good news because it means he did not suffer ligament damage. Caldwell-Pope's chances of winning the starting job decrease with this news, but it seems unlikely it will affect his chances for playing time in the regular season. Jodie Meeks (back spasms) is also on the shelf. Kyle Singler and Cartier Martin will likely get most of the minutes until Meeks and KCP can return.
Oct 13 - 11:57 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) has "more of a strain on the left knee" and he'll be monitored for swelling and pain.

In other words, he didn't suffer any injury to his ligaments and it would appear he's dealing with a day-to-day issue. Caldwell-Pope needed help to get to the locker room on Sunday, so this is great news. If he can get back on the court soon, he'll have a chance of taking over the starting shooting guard job.
Oct 13 - 10:11 AM

The Pistons have not provided a timetable for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (sprained left knee), but Andre Drummond expects his teammate to be "fine."

"[KCP] is gonna be good," Drummond said. "He's fine." This isn't an official injury update but it's still encouraging that Drummond isn't concerned after seeing Caldwell-Pope limp off the court with help from team trainers. Fantasy owners should consider him day-to-day until further notice.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope limped off the court with a sprained left knee on Sunday, before being helped into the locker room.

He wasn't putting much weight on the leg and we'll pass along updates once they're made available. Caron Butler took his place in the lineup, but Jodie Meeks and Kyle Singler would absorb the most playing time if KCP is forced to miss any more exhibitions.
Oct 12 - 2:54 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope capitalized on his opportunity in the starting lineup with Jodie Meeks (back) out on Thursday, scoring 20 points with three rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

He scored 18 points in the preseason opener, so he's clearly building off of his fantastic summer league. The Pistons desperately need shooting on the outside and KCP would be in for a big role if he can get consistent minutes. While this position battle with Meeks is far from over, the winner will definitely be worth a look late in drafts.
Oct 9 - 10:06 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signed with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports for representation.

KCP has had an impressive offseason so far. He starred in Summer League and has already had a solid outing in the preseason. Although he may have to come off the bench behind Jodie Meeks, he should still earn enough playing time to perhaps creep into fantasy relevance.
Oct 9 - 5:46 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 7-of-15 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, two assists and a steal in 25 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

KCP and Jodie Meeks both played very well and they appear to be heading for a timeshare this season. If tonight's any indication, both players will be worth late draft pick in your fantasy draft this season.
Oct 8 - 12:58 AM

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.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 25 - 7:07 PM

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.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 25 - 4:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Jodie Meeks
2Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
3Cartier Martin
SF1Kyle Singler
2Caron Butler
3Luigi Datome
PF1Josh Smith
2Greg Monroe
3Jonas Jerebko
4Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony