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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 17 points with three rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.
He's playing a little better, but making just 42.2 percent from the field in his last 10 won't get it done. Caldwell-Pope can be left on the wire in standard leagues with Jodie Meeks coming on. Jan 17 - 10:39 PM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit just 8-of-23 shots and 4-of-16 threes in Monday's loss, finishing with 20 points, six rebounds, one steal and one block.

The efficiency makes this an average line at best in standard leagues. He's worth a look as a desperation add in 14-team leagues.
Jan 10 - 1:08 AM

Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had four points on 2-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's road win, adding two rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes.

Stan Van Gundy has confirmed that KCP will play a featured role for Detroit all season, but his fantasy value is limited almost entirely to scoring (12.6 points), 3-point shooting (2.1 triples) and steals (1.0). That makes off-nights like Tuesday even more painful for owners, who must learn to live with inconsistency and occasional duds.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:32:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played well against the Pacers on Friday with 15 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He's suddenly got it going over his last four games, averaging 16.8 points, 3.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 3.5 triples. He did only make 43.6 percent from the field in that span, but the output in triples has helped his efficiency. Caldwell-Pope was awful for most of this season, so it's hard to grab him in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 11:33:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to see a larger role going forward.

The Pistons are evaluating for the future, and with KCP "entrenched" as the starter, he's now expected to see even more opportunities. "KCP's a guy we don't run a lot of plays for," Stan Van Gundy said. "We'll run Jodie (Meeks) off screens. We haven't given KCP those opportunities. How's he going to learn? Not tanking at all, but a shift in thinking. We're trying to win within that, but you've got to develop those guys." KCP is coming off three straight games of double-digits with a combined 12 3-pointers over that span.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points in 33 minutes during Sunday's 105-110 loss in Brooklyn, making 6-of-15 field goals with five 3-pointers.

He also grabbed six rebounds but didn't have any assists, steals or blocks, which highlights the conundrum faced by his fantasy owners. KCP ranks 22nd in the league with 1.9 threes per game, but his lack of supporting stats have undermined his value in 14-team leagues. With Jodie Meeks healthy, KCP's situation is unlikely to improve.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:04:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 01:14:00 AM

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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 02:04:00 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).
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 09:16:00 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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:03:00 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.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 07:53:00 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.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 12:38:00 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.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 10:43:00 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.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:00:00 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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Jennings
2D.J. Augustin
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Jodie Meeks
3Cartier Martin
SF1Kyle Singler
2Caron Butler
3Luigi Datome
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Joel Anthony