Kudos (you have to pronounce it all bougie-like: Kyoo-dos) if you made it this far, there’s only one more week to go. The Championship week will be extra hard so you need a Warrior song…
April 10, 2019, 3:08 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 32 points on 11-of-31 shooting to finish out the regular season on Tuesday against the Blazers, hitting five threes to go with five boards, eight assists and a steal in 44 minutes.
Caldwell-Pope pushed a lot of owners to fantasy titles with a top 40-60 (9/8 cat) run over the last 16 games of the season, essentially picking up as the mass exodus started. He has done an amazing job getting contracts and with this flurry, he could easily get an overmarket deal again, which would probably be good for his fantasy value, too. On the season he put up top 150-175 value (9/8 cat) in 24.8 mpg and played in all 82 contests.
April 6, 2019, 1:23 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had trouble finding his range in Friday's 122-117 win over the Clippers but still managed to finish with 25 points on 9-of-25 shooting.
He kept on chucking till his shots found the rim, going 5-of-14 from beyond the arc. KCP also added six rebounds, four dimes and two steals to help salvage his inefficient scoring outing. His lack of shooting efficiency has left him outside of the top-150 over the last week, but Caldwell-Pope has been a strong source of points and threes with a sprinkling of steals over his last five games.
April 2, 2019, 10:54 pmKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hit five threes in addition to his 23 points (9-of-16 FGs), five rebounds, four assists and a steal in 40 minutes in a loss to the Thunder on Tuesday.
KCP is hot and should have all the volume he needs to put up good stat line for the rest of the season. Rajon Rondo remains useful after a typical line of seven points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a block in his 36 minutes.
March 30, 2019, 1:34 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished Friday's home victory with 25 points (8-of-14 FG, 6-of-10 3PT, 3-of-3 FT), four rebounds, four assists and a steal.
Caldwell-Pope logged 33 minutes in this one and has the green light to get his shots up. The Lakers are dropping like flies and KCP is playing for his next contract, so if you need points and threes and he's still available you know what to do.
March 29, 2019, 7:04 pmReggie Bullock - F - Los Angeles Lakers
Reggie Bullock (right plantar fasciitis) and Tyson Chandler (illness) are questionable to play on Friday vs. the Hornets.
With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee playing so well lately we don’t think either of Bullock or Chandler will get much run even if they do end up playing.
March 28, 2019, 1:17 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had an off night against the Jazz on Wednesday, with seven points and four rebounds on 2-of-9 shooting.
KCP has been a top-50 play over the past two weeks, so this performance was definitely disappointing for owners who added him while he was hot. However, expect him to bounce back and return middle-round value for the Lakers' final seven games.
March 27, 2019, 1:27 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 29 points on 10-of-17 shooting with six treys, five boards and two steals over 36 minutes in the Lakers' 124-106 win over the Wizards on Tuesday.
KCP has stepped into the void for the Lakers and he's playing for a contract, so he'll definitely want to hit the gas down the stretch. We're willing to throw away much of what we've seen this season in terms of consistency and get aggressive if his proficient categories can help you.
March 25, 2019, 12:35 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drew a start with Reggie Bullock (right foot) out on Sunday night and posting 16 points (5-of-15 shooting), seven rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes.
Caldwell-Pope will be a standard-league option for points, threes and steals if Bullock continues to sit but if the Lakers are at full strength he's a low-end specialist and waiver wire fodder. Lance Stephenson was the big winner off the bench with eight points, seven rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes but there's no need to react to that in any way, shape or form. If the Lakers give a timeline for Bullock it would really clear up the decision on KCP, so hope for some news on that front tomorrow morning.
March 23, 2019, 1:24 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven points (1-of-6 FG) to go with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and a triple in 33 minutes against the Nets on Friday.
KCP took a predictable hit with LeBron James back in action, and even the absence of Josh Hart wasn't enough to earn him more looks on offense tonight. He's a 3-point streaming option but we wouldn't fully trust him as a permanent member of lineups in standard-sized leagues — at least not when LeBron is healthy.
March 20, 2019, 12:04 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldewll-Pope was the one to pick up the slack with 35 points and eight treys in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks.
With LeBron James resting, KCP took 20 shots, making 12, and he added three boards, an assist, two steals and a block in his 34 minutes off the bench. He went to the locker room in the closing minutes, so we'll monitor his status. When LeBron returns, he goes back to a 3-point streamer.
March 15, 2019, 10:01 pmKyle Kuzma - F - Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma could have used LeBron James in Friday’s loss to the Pistons as he hit just 5-of-14 from the field to finish with 12 points (0-of-4 from deep), a career-high 10 assists, six rebounds and a steal.
Kuzma hasn’t been very good since returning from his ankle injury and hopefully he’ll be able to pick it up as owners need him to be productive this time of the year. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had another good game with 17 points, three 3s and a steal and could be useful as a short-term play considering all the injured players on the Lakers.
March 15, 2019, 6:49 pmJosh Hart - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Josh Hart (right knee tendonitis) and Lance Stephenson (left toe sprain) are both out on Friday vs. the Pistons.
With half of the Lakers out due to injury or rest, there’s a bunch of usage up for grabs, but aside from Kyle Kuzma and possibly Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, it’s anyone’s guess who will show up in what’s likely to be a blowout.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
March 15, 2019, 6:46 pmReggie Bullock - F - Los Angeles Lakers
Reggie Bullock (bruised left foot) will be available to play on Friday vs. the Pistons.
After a hot start on Los Angeles, Bullock really fell off and isn’t a good option, especially since he’s been losing minutes to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter