Kawhi Leonard joined Paul George on the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Lakers responded by signing three point guards, two shooting guards and two centers. All of this took 18 hours.
October 10, 2019, 12:41 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started ahead of Danny Green in Thursday's preseason matchup, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, three assists, a steal, a block and three triples in 32 minutes.
KCP certainly made the most of his opportunity but we'd be shocked if he topped 30 minutes regularly during the regular season and even more surprised if he started over Green. He remains a late-round plodder in deep leagues for his output of threes and steals. Green scored four points in 20 minutes but remains a decent end-of-draft selection in 12-team formats.
July 6, 2019, 9:47 pmKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will be returning to the Lakers in 2019-20 after inking a two-year deal worth $16 million.
Having failed to land Kawhi Leonard in free agency the Lakers quickly scrambled to fill up their roster. KCP should provide late-round value as a source of threes, steals and some points.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
July 6, 2019, 3:07 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will sign a two-year, $16 million deal with the Lakers according to Ramona Shelburne.
KCP is getting paid too much here but he's a Klutch client and the Lakers just want to be sure they retain enough serviceable players to keep LeBron and Anthony Davis happy, while maintaining credibility around the league after a bumpy stretch. KCP will be crowded out a bit by Danny Green but the Lakers backcourt isn't exactly teeming with talent, so he might have some very low-end value in fantasy leagues.
Source: Ramona Shelburne on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 3:08 amKentavious Caldwell-PopeG, 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-PopeG, 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-PopeG, 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-PopeG, 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 BullockF, 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-PopeG, 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-PopeG, 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-PopeG, 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-PopeG, 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.
Just another uneventful year in Los Angeles...
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