|Oct. 23 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST9:05 UAE07:051:05 ET12:05 AM CTNaN:� - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points Sunday, going 7 of 11 from the field, as the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 119-112. Caldwell-Pope grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -19 in his 30:55 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Caldwell-Pope went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: KCP was quite sharp in his Lakers' debut, delayed by a two-game suspension for pleading guilty to a DUI back in the spring. The former Piston seems to have a real chance to surpass his previous career-high scoring average of 14.5 points per game, as he figures to be used fairly heavily on a Lakers team that really wants to push the pace.
|July 12 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST9:05 UAE07:051:05 ET12:05 AM CTNaN:� - A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Lakers have signed Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract.
Analysis: Caldwell-Pope was among the top handful of talents remaining on the free agent market after spending his first four NBA seasons with the Detroit Pistons. The former eighth overall pick averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season while starting 75 games.
|July 7 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST0:47 UAE (+1)22:4716:47 ET3:47 PM CTNaN:� - The Pistons withdrew their qualifying offer and renounced the rights to Caldwell-Pope on Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent. Detroit had been reluctant to meet Caldwell-Pope's $25 million-plus asking price. The Brooklyn Nets plan to make an aggressive play for Caldwell-Pope, league sources told ESPN.
Analysis: Caldwell-Pope averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and a career-high 2.5 assists in 76 games last season. He has averaged 11.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 314 career contests since being selected by the Pistons with the eighth overall pick of the 2013 draft.
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