August 3, 2020, 11:51 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dropped 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting to go with four rebounds, an assist, two steals and a triple on Monday.
Caldwell-Pope was better tonight than he was against the Raptors, but that's not saying much. With how much room he has to operate, you'd expect more production, but that just isn't the case as the Lakers continue to search for consistent two-way guard play.
July 31, 2020, 12:41 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope played 29 minutes in Thursday's win, though he didn't do much with them in producing six points (2-of-8 FG) and a steal.
Caldwell-Pope was initially on the injury report with a right rib contusion so it's good that he was able to play through it, but this was not an inspiring performance. If he's going to deliver late-round numbers — and they'll be late-round numbers at best — he needs to fire it up as a 3-and-D guy. As of now, it looks like he'll be splitting time with Danny Green (six points, two 3-pointers in 25 minutes) and Alex Caruso (seven points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal and some great defense in 29 minutes). It's a time split that might render all three useless in standard-sized leagues.
July 30, 2020, 7:38 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (right rib contusion) is in the starting five for Thursday's re-opener against the Clippers.
Initially listed as probable, it's no surprise to see KCP in action. He's going to be filling Avery Bradley's shoes as a defensive stopper on the wing, but his fantasy appeal is limited to modest production in threes and steals. He's a fine guy to have at the end of your bench in resumption leagues but don't expect the world.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
July 29, 2020, 5:52 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (right rib contusion) and Kyle Kuzma (right ankle sprain) are both likely to play in Thursday's contest against the Clippers as they are officially listed as probable.
It appears that the Lakers are very healthy on their left side as all five players who are on the injury report are dealing with ailments on the right side of their body. All signs are pointing towards Kuzma and KCP playing in Thursday's re-opener but we will have to wait for confirmation Thursday morning/afternoon. Kuzma could be in line for additional minutes if Anthony Davis (eye), who is listed as questionable, sits out. KCP could definitely provide some value for resumption leagues as one of the last players on a fantasy roster as he should be in line for plenty of opportunity with Avery Bradley (opt-out) and Rajon Rondo (thumb) sidelined.
Source: NBA Injury Report
July 25, 2020, 2:55 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope delivered 17 points in Saturday's scrimmage against the Magic, going 7-of-8 from the field while also chipping in three rebounds, two steals and a 3-pointer.
Caldwell-Pope rolled his ankle in the Lakers' first scrimmage but was able to return to the game, going scoreless in 17 minutes — safe to say that this performance was much more promising. The Lakers look like they might be trending towards an ugly timeshare at the shooting guard spot but KCP can function as a low-end source of steals and threes if he can hold down the majority of the work.
July 23, 2020, 9:32 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was briefly forced from Thursday's scrimmage after rolling an ankle but returned, finishing scoreless with one steal in 17 minutes.
KCP's health is the big takeaway here. He's not likely to be viewed as a scoring option when he takes the floor anyway, but as long as he's upright he should be the Lakers' starting shooting guard and a potential low-end source of threes and steals for any fantasy games that cover the Orlando session.
July 23, 2020, 7:49 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope briefly checked out of Thursday's scrimmage after rolling his ankle but has already returned to the game.
Caldwell-Pope started at shooting guard in this game and figures to take on the role vacated by Avery Bradley, who opted out of the Orlando games. While it looks like he's avoided serious injuty, any missed time would likely mean more minutes for Danny Green and Alex Caruso. Consider KCP a late-round option in fantasy drafts if you're seeking threes and some steals.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
July 13, 2020, 5:58 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
While Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said that nothing is certain, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to start in the spot vacated by Avery Bradley.
Because Bradley opted out of the NBA restart, KCP could see an expanded role going forward. Caldwell-Pope shot 39.4 percent from 3-point range on a high volume of shots, but his game is not especially well-rounded for fantasy purposes. He should see more than his season average of 25.4 minutes per game, though.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
July 12, 2020, 8:55 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has adapted well as a 3-point marksman (.394 on 3.5 3PA) on the reloaded Lakers, but with just 25.5 mpg at his disposal, he has been reduced to a top-209/196 (8-cat/9-cat) per game player.
Caldwell-Pope received 33.2 minutes a contest in 2017-18 upon first joining the Lakers, leading to 13.4 ppg, but the burden is now distributed across a number of players after Anthony Davis and LeBron James get their fill. He will see an uptick with Avery Bradley opting out of the bubble, but he is still just a 3-point specialist with reliable percentages.
March 9, 2020, 8:22 pmLeBron JamesSF, Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (sore left groin) is questionable to play vs. the Nets on Tuesday.
James is coming off a spectacular weekend, beating the Bucks and the Clippers and vaulting himself to the front of the MVP conversation with Giannis Antetokounmpo. It wouldn't be surprising to see him rest against a weak Nets team. Make sure to get him in your lineups if he does play in this favorable matchup. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would be a streaming option if Lebron sits out.
Source: Ryan Ward on Twitter
March 3, 2020, 8:31 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso (right hamstring) has been ruled out on Tuesday for the Lakers' game vs. the Sixers.
Caruso is only an option in deeper leagues, as his value over the last two weeks sits just inside the top-200. This will be his second consecutive game sitting out, with Avery Bradley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green standing to benefit the most in Caruso's absence.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 1, 2020, 10:49 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did the little things on Sunday against the Pelicans, putting up 13 points, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.
KCP came off the bench for 31 minutes, third-most on the team in this one. Caldwell-Pope will have his moments, and his lousy games will never sink your team too badly, but at the end of the day, he's more of a 16-team option that will provide steals and 3-pointers. The Lakers have plenty of options to choose from when KCP goes cold.
February 22, 2020, 1:08 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope labored his way to 12 points (4-for-12 shooting), five rebounds, one triple, one assist and one steal in Friday's win over the Grizzlies.
Caldwell-Pope is little more than a 3-point streamer and his lines can be pretty ugly when he isn't hitting his threes like tonight (1-for-6 from three). There really isn't a ton of fantasy value off the Lakers bench as Kyle Kuzma (eight points, four rebounds, three assists), Rajon Rondo (five points, five assists, two rebounds) and Alex Caruso (nine points, four rebounds, one triple, one steal) all limit each other's fantasy upside.
February 2, 2020, 12:53 amDanny GreenSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Danny Green played only 22 minutes on Saturday night but still had a productive fantasy game with nine points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.
Green's game is fairly boring but those cash counters make him appealing as a bench guy in most formats, though his slow trickle of stats definitely makes him more palatable in roto formats. Green is a top-150/130 (8/9-cat) guy and should be rostered accordingly. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in 15 points and three triples but the defensive numbers are worth their weight in gold, and the reason that Green is the vastly superior play.
January 16, 2020, 1:08 amQuinn CookPG, Los Angeles Lakers
Quinn Cook led the way for the Lakers, coming off the bench to play 25 minutes to score a team-high 22 points (9-14 FG, 4-7 3PT), and adding four rebounds, an assist and a steal on Wednesday.
The Lakers turned to their bench tonight after the starters couldn't get anything going. Cook isn't much more than a DFS dart throw at this point though. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also came off the bench to add 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal.