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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | Guard | #5

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/18/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (8) / DET
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (core muscle strain) is expected to be back right after the All-Star break.
This was the expectation all along, but Stan Van Gundy confirmed it again on Saturday. KCP is worth stashing in almost all leagues unless you're desperate, and in the meantime Stanley Johnson is worth owning after scoring 22 points in 44 minutes vs. the Knicks on Thursday. On a side note, SVG also said that the Pistons will likely stand pat at the trade deadline. Feb 6 - 12:06 PM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a core muscle strain on Wednesday and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star Game.

He had an MRI to confirm the injury on Thursday. A core muscle injury is slightly bad news because it's not just a regular groin strain, which was the original diagnosis. Caldwell-Pope owners might have him out well beyond the break, but he's good enough to stash in most leagues. Stanley Johnson is the pickup of the night.
Feb 4 - 10:18 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (groin) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks, as expected.

Stanley Johnson will start in KCP's place on Thursday with Brandon Jennings earning some extended run off the bench. Caldwell-Pope was spotted walking without a limp on Thursday, but it seems unlikely he's able to return to the court until some time after the All-Star break. The upside with Johnson is tremendous, so he needs to be owned in most leagues with KCP likely looking at an extended absence.
Feb 4 - 5:48 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (groin) was spotted walking without a limp, but he remains highly unlikely for Thursday's game vs. the Knicks.

Beat reporter Keith Langlois said that he doesn't anticipate KCP getting back to the court until after the All-Star break, but the fact that he's walking without a limp just a day after what looked like a pretty bad injury is certainly a positive sign regarding his long-term outlook. Stanley Johnson and Brandon Jennings figure to split the majority of Caldwell-Pope's minutes for however long he's out, and both players are worth swooping up in most leagues.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (groin) will get an MRI on Thursday and is extremely unlikely to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

He is likely looking at a multiple-game absence. With KCP out, Stanley Johnson's size on the wing should be a nice asset for the Pistons. The team also used 5.1 minutes of Brandon Jennings and Reggie Jackson next to each other in the second half alone. Johnson and Jennings are both worth very long looks with Johnson having the better upside.
Feb 3 - 10:27 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (groin) will not return on Wednesday due to a right groin strain.

The slip and fall apparently tweaked his muscle, which is even more worrisome because he couldn't put weight on his leg. Caldwell-Pope has been durable in his career and this is the first groin injury. If he's out, Stanley Johnson would gain even more value. There's a good chance KCP's streak of 207 straight games is in jeopardy.
Feb 3 - 8:44 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went to the locker room in the second quarter on Wednesday.

He slipped on his own and did try to limp through the injury momentarily. Caldwell-Pope went to the ground in pain and had assistance to the locker room. He did not put much weight on the foot as he went to the locker room. Stanley Johnson replaced him as the shooting guard and would gain more value should KCP miss time. We'll have an update to start the third quarter.
Feb 3 - 8:28 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will play against the Raptors on Saturday.

He was in a little bit of pain after a dunk on Friday, but it doesn't sound serious. Caldwell-Pope has been logging plenty of minutes and should be ready to roll for tonight.
Jan 30 - 5:57 PM

Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are questionable to play against the Raptors.

Both are warming up with the intention to play tonight. Caldwell-Pope did have a fall on Friday, but it really didn't seem to affect him. If for some reason he can't go, the Pistons may use some Stanley Johnson at shooting guard while Darrun Hillard would be a candidate to start.
Jan 30 - 5:48 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope logged 38 minutes vs. the 76ers, scoring 14 points (4-of-11 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) with four boards, one steal and one block.

KCP is in the midst of a career season, notching 14.8 points, 1.6 threes, 3.7 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals in a whopping 37.5 minutes per game. He played well defensively tonight and his ability to draw fouls helped solidify his scoring vs. a Philly team that's giving up the fifth-most points to SGs. Keep rolling him out there.
Jan 27 - 11:18 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points against the Pelicans on Thursday, adding three rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers.

He's really turned it up with three 20-point games in his last four. In that span, he averaged 19.8 points, 3.8 boards, 1.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. Caldwell-Pope has third-round value in January and is trending up nicely.
Jan 21 - 10:43 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was ejected from Monday's game vs. the Bulls after picking up two technical fouls.

He was heated when he left the court and kicked a chair near a fan on his way out. He finished with 14 points, five boards, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes. A suspension doesn't seem likely, but he could be facing a fine from the NBA. Check out the link below to see the incident.
Jan 18 - 5:17 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points with five rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He did not close out Thursday's game, but coach Stan Van Gundy just mixed it up with a hotter lineup. Obviously a win against the Warriors with 39 minutes should help Caldwell-Pope's case for minutes going forward. He's a fine hold and should be a top-75 player.
Jan 16 - 11:43 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 9-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 25 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals in Tuesday's loss to the Spurs.

KCP was great tonight and has been feeling it, averaging 17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.8 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games. And those numbers would look a whole lot better if he wouldn't have gone 2-of-8 for five points on Saturday. Danny Green and his fantasy owners are quite jealous of KCP right now.
Jan 12 - 11:18 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 7-of-12 from the field for 21 points with six rebounds, two assists and five 3-pointers in 34 minutes during a 115-89 win on Monday.

He was hot and the Pistons also made 14-of-30 from deep to earn the win. Caldwell-Pope's shooting numbers were falling off in his previous 10 at just 39.4 percent from the field and his steals dipped to 1.3 per game. He's a decent mid-round guy.
Jan 5 - 1:36 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
3Brandon Jennings
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Darrun Hilliard
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony