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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 hit five 3-pointers and had a career-high 30 points and six rebounds in Wednesday's tough loss to the Thunder.
They were just hoping to play spoiler, but it wasn't meant to be. KCP was great, while Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond each had 22, and Kyle Singler had 20 to round out the double-digit scoring for the Pistons tonight. Apr 16 - 10:57 PM

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will start on Wednesday night vs. the Thunder.

Rodney Stuckey moves to the bench as the Pistons shake things up a bit. Caldwell-Pope's rookie season has been a bit of a letdown and he'll have to learn how to do things outside of shooting to be a better player.
Apr 16 - 7:40 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was replaced in the starting lineup by Kyle Singler for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

The struggling rookie was replaced in the starting lineup due to matchup reasons according to coach Mo Cheeks, but Cheeks also didn't rule out sticking with the change. "We’ll see," Cheeks said. "It’s easy to say after the game, so we’ll see how the game goes and see how it plays out, but I’m not stuck on that particular lineup that way the whole time." KCP is only averaging 13.7 minutes per game over his last three games, so his already limited fantasy value could take a hit if Cheeks decides to stick with this lineup.
Feb 6 - 10:33 AM

Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 14 points with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in a team-high 41 minutes on Friday.

He spent most of his night chasing Eric Gordon defensively and continues to earn big minutes from coach Mo Cheeks -- this was the third time in the past four games that he's led the Pistons in playing time. He rarely scores double-digit points and can't be counted on for more than a trickle of rebounds, assists and steals, so consider your options carefully before plucking him off the waiver wire.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 25 - 9:32 AM

Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has scored double-digit points in four of the past six games, even though coach Mo Cheeks doesn't run any plays for him.

"I'm not looking to run plays for him," Cheeks said. "Not at this point. He's an opportunity player. Gets up and down the floor, gets easy baskets. Comes off a down screen, if he gets a shot, he shoots it." KCP is finding his niche in the Pistons offense, but his value is restricted to deep leagues until he scores with greater volume and consistency.
Source: MLive.com
Jan 13 - 9:25 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played well in 30 minutes of action vs. the Sixers with 12 points, seven boards, two assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

It's taken a really long time, but KCP is finally starting to get it going. Over his last five, Caldwell-Pope averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.6 triples on 56.8 percent shooting. He's on the radar in deeper leagues as a 3-point specialist despite making just 34.0 percent from downtown on the year.
Jan 10 - 11:13 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 6-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and four steals in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

KCP scored just two points in his previous game on 1-of-6 shooting, but is coming on a bit. He's scored between 13 and 17 points in three of his last four games and could be ready to start producing more consistently as a starting shooting guard for the Pistons. Keep an eye on him.
Jan 8 - 10:54 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope set a career-high in scoring in the first half of Monday's loss to the Wizards, but went scoreless in the second half to finish with 17 points, three rebounds and one assist in 35 minutes.

KCP hit 7-of-11 shots and three of them were from deep, but he's going to have a hard time getting enough touches to be a consistent fantasy asset with Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings in the building.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 10:40:00 PM

Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope never got going vs. the Blazers, finishing Sunday's game with five points and six rebounds in 21 minutes.

KCP has scored double-digit points just once in his last seven games. Deep-league owners angling for 3-pointers may find him useful, but even as the Pistons' starting SG he's been useless in standard formats.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:49:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had just two points on 1-of-5 shooting in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

He had a couple assists and steals as well, but the return of Rodney Stuckey, who had 20 points in 33 minutes, obviously didn't do KCP any favors tonight. KCP had a career-high 16 points on Tuesday, but Stuckey sat that one out with his knee injury. Now that he's back, Caldwell-Pope will continue to struggle with inconsistency, even though he's starting.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 11:23:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit 7-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 16 points, four rebounds and a block in 33 minutes Tuesday.

His minutes have been up with Rodney Stuckey sidelined with a knee tendinitis, but he failed to score on Sunday, and totaled just 17 points in his previous two games. And with Stuckey due back sooner than later, we're not too high on KCP in most leagues, despite tonight's nice performance.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 11:54:00 PM

Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went scoreless in 18 minutes vs. the Heat on Sunday, missing all four of his field goal attempts.

This isn't the line we expected with Rodney Stuckey (knee) on the sidelines, but neither is it totally unexpected. KCP has scored 10+ points just five times all season and he hasn't done enough in other categories to salvage value on off-shooting nights. Tonight was a prime example, as he also had zero rebounds, assists, steals or blocks.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 08:54:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed all four of his shots on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three steals in 19 minutes.

Well, so much for getting it going after his impressive 14-point game on Monday. Caldwell-Pope can't seem to get his shot to fall, so he can be left on the wire until he can put up two good games in a row.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 02:32:00 AM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had his best game of the season on Monday, shooting 5-of-9 from the field for 14 points with two boards, three assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and no turnovers in 35 minutes.

He scored 10 of his 14 in the third quarter and the Pistons absolutely destroyed the Bucks tonight. Caldwell-Pope needed a big game badly after his season-long struggles and tonight included season highs in points, makes and assists. The Pistons are clicking on offense and they could use another shooter, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see KCP get hot. He's only worth a look in deep leagues, though.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 11:49:00 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggles continued on Sunday during a 109-97 victory in Brooklyn, shooting 2-of-10 from the field for five points with one steal and one 3-pointer.

He has been horrible as a starter, shooting just 29 percent from the field in his 25.6 minutes per game over his previous five starts. Caldwell-Pope is one of the best shooters in the 2013 draft class, so he will likely get it figured out. It's still a little too tough to own him given the magnitude of how terrible he's been, though.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Jennings
2Will Bynum
3Peyton Siva
SG1Kyle Singler
2Rodney Stuckey
3Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
4Chauncey Billups
SF1Josh Smith
2Luigi Datome
PF1Greg Monroe
2Jonas Jerebko
3Charlie Villanueva
4Tony Mitchell
C1Andre Drummond
2Josh Harrellson