NBA: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signs with the Lakers?!

By Oli Dowling
Jul. 12, 2017

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is set to move on from the Detroit Pistons, after reportedly agreeing terms with the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday evening.

Per several sources, including Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the deal is to last for one-year deal at around $18 million.

The two guard was a restricted free agent heading into this current off-season, but after the Pistons acquired Avery Bradley from the Boston Celtics, KCP was surplus to requirements and the team renounced their rights to him.

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After spending the first four years of his NBA career, KCP has been averaging 13.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in the past four seasons since being picked eighth in the 2013 draft.

KCP is highly regarded by some Piston fans as a defensive leader, however, it must be noted that his offensive game needs work. His efficiency needs to improve if he is going to earn the big contracts after his season with the Lakers. He hit under 40 percent from the field last season and around 35 percent from three, a career high for him.

He is only 24 years old, and with the Lakers core being made up of himself, rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Brook Lopez, you must be excited for the Lakers next season, could they make the playoffs with this team? Only time will tell.