Pistons renouncing rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Vincent De Villiers
Julho 7, 2017

The Pistons considered Caldwell-Pope expendable after swinging a trade Friday morning with the Boston Celtics to acquire shooting guard Avery Bradley, along with a second-round draft pick, in exchange for forward Marcus Morris.

In his fourth season as a pro, all played with the Pistons Caldwell-Pope shot 39.9 percent from the field and 35.0 percent from three.

The Detroit Pistons renounced Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, which means he will suddenly become the top unrestricted free agent on the market.

While he would be a great addition for the Lakers, KCP will likely draw quite a bit of interest as an unrestricted free agent now. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, the Pistons have chose to renounce Caldwell-Pope, a move that would make him an unrestricted free agent.

Caldwell-Pope's pick-and-roll defense could still use some work, but considering he won't turn 25 until February and has proved capable of making developmental strides, he's a worthy gamble for teams in need of perimeter reinforcements.

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The Lakers will pursue LeBron James if he opts for free agency in 2018, and James and Caldwell-Pope share an agent: Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.

Detroit - saddled in luxury tax with more than $66 million committed to Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson, Tobias Harris and Jon Leuer for next season alone - was expected to match any competing offers on Pope. Most of the players that they have been interested in this offseason have been guards.

The Brooklyn Nets are planning to be an aggressive pursuer of Caldwell-Pope, angling to pair him in a young backcourt with D'Angelo Russell, league sources told ESPN.

NBA Free Agency is almost a week old, and with the July Moratorium now over, deals that have been agreed to can become official.

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