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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 scored 18 points during a 110-100 loss on Friday with one rebound, three assists and four 3-pointers.
The Pistons are now just 2-13 at home and are one of the worst teams in the NBA. Caldwell-Pope hasn't seen his minutes fall off too much since the debut of Jodie Meeks, but that should be coming. He doesn't have enough upside to remain owned in most leagues. Dec 20 - 1:14 AM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 5-of-9 shots (including a big one late right in front of the Suns' bench) for 14 points, five boards, three steals and two threes on Friday.

Markieff Morris put KCP on blast saying he had no heart after a late miss when these teams met last, so when he hit that big shot it really fired the Detroit side up. His fantasy value has been terrible this season and Jodie Meeks returned tonight, so owners can ignore this performance.
Dec 13 - 2:04 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Detroit with 19 points on Sunday, making 6-of-12 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, five assists and one steal.

If KCP could post lines this well-rounded on a more consistent basis, he'd be a viable option in most leagues until Jodie Meeks (back) returns to action. As things stand, however, Caldwell-Pope is shooting just 36.4 percent from the field and 63.0 percent from the FT line, and he's only helping fantasy owners with points (12.2), 3-pointers (2.0) and steals (1.0).
Dec 7 - 9:16 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's streak of double-digit scoring ended at three games on Tuesday, as he notched just seven points on 3-of-9 shooting vs. the Lakers.

He played 33 minutes, which was the most of any Pistons starter, so at least coach Stan Van Gundy still has faith in him. Tonight's game typifies the risk of owning KCP in fantasy leagues -- he does very little beyond score and make 3-pointers, so any shooting slump makes him a liability.
Dec 2 - 11:03 PM

Detroit lost their eighth straight game on Sunday despite Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's team-high 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including four 3-pointers.

KCP has picked it up offensively over Detroit's past three games, averaging 20.3 points and 3.7 triples. He's also chipping in 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals during that span, and as long as he's getting lofty playing time (36 minutes on Sunday) he's a worth a long look from owners in need of 3-point shooting.
Nov 30 - 7:53 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 21 points on 7-of-19 shooting (including four threes) with six rebounds and one steal over 35 minutes on Friday.

KCP can only give you 3-pointers in fantasy leagues and as a result he is ranked outside of the top-200 in standards for the season. One scoring explosion isn't going change that dynamic.
Nov 29 - 12:38 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played a season-low 21 minutes on Tuesday, but he bounced back in Wednesday's home loss with 17 points, three 3-pointers and one steal in a team-high 41 minutes.

KCP chipped in just one rebound and one assist, which highlights the fragility of his fantasy value -- if he's not making his shots (36.0 percent this season) he's not helping his owners. Jodie Meeks (back) is still a long way from returning, but there should be more reliable options than KCP on most waiver wires.
Nov 26 - 10:43 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored six points with zero rebounds, two assists and two steals on Tuesday, while playing a season-low 21 minutes.

KCP is shooting a putrid 35.7 percent on 11.8 shot attempts per game this season, part of the reason he's been a liability in typical fantasy formats. His minutes are trending down as a result, and a reduction in playing time is just one more reason to be leery of him.
Nov 25 - 11:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made 1-of-7 from the field for four points and three steals in 32 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

He doesn't have much competition for minutes, but the Pistons have to think of something right now. Caldwell-Pope made just 29.4 percent from the field over his last five to go with averages of 7.8 points, 2.6 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.2 triples. We do applaud the Zen-like patience of KCP owners in 16-team leagues, but it's time to move on. Additionally, Jodie Meeks (back) is a more intriguing stash.
Nov 21 - 10:33 PM

Stan Van Gundy did not take kindly to Markieff Morris' comments following the Piston's loss to the Suns on Wednesday, and had some choice words for Morris.

Morris said that the Suns knew Caldwell-Pope would miss his last second shot attempt to win the game because KCP "doesn't have any heart." To which Van Gundy responded: "I'm not quite sure – maybe he knows – but I'm not quite sure what Markieff Morris has accomplished in the league that gets him to the point of mouthing off... It seems to me you should at least participate in a playoff game before you do." Caldwell-Pope has struggled with consistency this year, so he's more of a 3-point specialist for owners in deeper leagues. Just know that KCP's value will take an eventual hit when Jodie Meeks returns to the floor.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 20 - 3:24 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 6-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points and three steals in 28 minutes on Wednesday.

He missed a 3-pointer that would have won the game, prompting Markieff Morris to say he knew KCP would miss the shot, because he has "no heart." Ouch. KCP scored just two points on Nov. 15, but now has 10 and 15 with five 3-pointers over his last two games. The minutes are there, but inconsistency has been a problem for Caldwell-Pope thus far.
Nov 20 - 2:03 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had more names than points in a 95-88 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, making 1-of-11 from the field for two points, three rebounds, one assist and one foul.

Ouch. The opportunity is there, but he's just awful. Caldwell-Pope has been catching and shooting most of the time this season with 66.0 percent of his shots while only touching the ball for two seconds or less, but he's still only at 38.8 percent from the field. It's too hard to defend him right now, so feel free to grab someone else.
Nov 16 - 12:21 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope posted yet another fantasy stinker on Friday, hitting just 3-of-10 shots with three rebounds and one trey in 41 minutes.

If you're in a wack fantasy league his combination of high minutes and low production is a nice combo. As a young player he has better days ahead, but his lack of production in anything but the 3-point shooting and scoring departments has him outside of the top-225.
Nov 15 - 1:58 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 8-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points and a block in Wednesday's loss.

He had scored just nine and 11 points in his previous two games, but the minutes have always been there. He'll have some bumps in the road and some off nights, but as long as he's getting 30 minutes a night, he should be able to help your team more than hurt it.
Nov 12 - 9:46 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored just nine points on 3-of-9 shooting with one three, one rebound and one assist in 29 minutes on Monday.

Sitting well outside of the top-200 in standard leagues over seven games this season -- despite playing 35 mpg -- it's well past time to move on. Sure, he'll improve his 36 percent field goal shooting and 56 percent foul shooting, but his upside might not even make it to a late-round value because he doesn't do anything but score and hit threes. From there, he gets to deal with Jodie Meeks' return.
Nov 10 - 11:15 PM