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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
March 12, 2019, 10:46 pmKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points with four threes on 7-of-11 field goals in a win over the Bulls on Tuesday.
As a veteran, there's always a chance the Lakers rest KCP, but he could also be a beneficiary of their new resting philosophy. Keep an eye on him to see if he gets big minutes again on Thursday.
March 9, 2019, 11:41 pmKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did not do much in his start for the Lakers on Saturday, tallying just two points (1-of-5 shooting) and nothing else in 16 minutes.
That's pretty much rock-bottom for KCP. He's been yanked in and out of the Lakers' messy rotation that he has not really had a chance to get a groove going. Leave him on the wire for now.
February 2, 2019, 11:49 pmKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started for LeBron James (rest) on Saturday and put up 12 points with six rebounds and two steals in a loss to the Warriors.
He shot 5-of-9 from the field and made two 3-pointers, but he missed all three of his attempts from the stripe. He provided late-round value while LeBron James was injured, but he is more of a deeper league option when James is playing. Josh Hart scored zero points on 0-of-2 shooting in 21 minutes. KCP has been outplaying Hart and might remain ahead of him in the rotation even when everyone is healthy.
February 2, 2019, 8:20 pmKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will start in place of LeBron James (load management) in Saturday's matchup against the Warriors.
KCP will be joined by Rajon Rondo, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Ivica Zubac as they face the uber-talented Warriors. Caldwell-Pope has been posting top-100 numbers in the past week, averaging 14.7 PTS with 2.7 3PTM, 3.7 REB, 1.0 STL while shooting at a .500 FG% clip in that span. On another note, the Lakers still haven't put his name in the trade talks for Anthony Davis and fans are wondering why the Lakers are hesitating to add him in there. Stay tuned for more updates regarding this ongoing development.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
January 28, 2019, 12:27 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope moved into the starting lineup on Sunday and was able to finish with 24 points, six rebounds, four 3-pointers and two steals while going 9-of-17 from the field.
KCP led the Lakers in shot attempts tonight and with Josh Hart dealing with some knee soreness, he could be in for big minutes going forward. Caldwell-Pope is no stranger to top-120 numbers but we'd tread carefully with LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma set to return soon — that'll throw the rotation for a loop, Hart or no Hart.
January 20, 2019, 1:38 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored eight points on 4-of-12 shooting (0-for-7 from deep) with four rebounds and two steals over 40 minutes in Saturday's overtime loss to the Rockets.
Sure, he had stuff to do in a game trying to defend James Harden, but with LeBron and Rajon Rondo coming back the short-term value is probably over for KCP, though Lonzo Ball did injure an ankle in this one. Outside of pretty deep formats owners can easily move on.
January 16, 2019, 1:32 amKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope started over Josh Hart and scored 17 points on 4-of-11 shooting (1-of-6 3PTs, 8-of-10 FTs) with four rebounds, one assist and two steals over 31 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Bulls.
KCP is in the trade rumor mill and that could actually help his value, but he has been inconsistent this season and whenever LeBron and Rajon Rondo return he'll get crunched. He's a short-term asset right now until the Lakers get healthy.
January 15, 2019, 7:51 pmKentavious Caldwell-Pope - G - Los Angeles Lakers
Shams Charania from The Athletic is reporting Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is likely to replace Josh Hart in the starting lineup for the Lakers.
Shams also reported earlier that Tyson Chandler is replacing JaVale McGee in the starting lineup is well. A 40 percent change to the starting lineup comes on the heels of the Lakers dropping seven out of their last 10 games. KCP is a good source of 3-pointers, points and steals.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter