Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Los Angeles Lakers acquire Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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The Lakers now have $17 million in cap space but can get to $18.3 million in space.

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Lakers met with both point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Paul George has said that the idea of him storming after the Lakers in 2018 free agency is overblown. Even though he has taken a cut to $18 million for the season, the one-year deal lets him get back on the market as soon as possible to hopefully receive a bigger offer after a strong stint in L.A.

But a deal didn't materialize and the Pistons signed combo guard Langston Galloway and later traded Marcus Morris to the Boston Celtics for Bradley.

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"It was never a point where it was a matter of what KCP was worth".

JaMychal Green's situation is quite interesting and something to keep an eye out for.

Yes, $18 million is a ton of money for a guy with only decent numbers, but Caldwell-Pope is clearly player on the rise, and the contract preserves the Lakers' cap space for next offseason. The Lakers roster now sits at 14 players. Although it has been reported the Spurs aren't going with the "we'll match any offer" approach, San Antonio will reportedly match reasonable offers. "It wasn't a financial thing where we had to stay out of the tax; we wanted the flexibility and we could do it with having a very, very, very good starting shooting guard so we were able to accomplish all of those things - and that's what made the decision for us".

Not only is Caldwell-Pope a solid scorer, he has developed into one of the better wing defenders in the league. In four seasons with the Pistons, he averaged 11.7 points in 314 games. Offensively, he improved as a shooter last season, hitting career highs in 3-point percentage (35) and 3s per game (two), while making 37.4 percent of his catch-and-shoot 3s, which is impressive by his previous standards.

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