Kentavious Caldwell-Pope serving 25-day jail sentence while playing for Lakers

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Nov 29, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) shoots over Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and forward Draymond Green (23) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Stemming from a DUI arrest last March while he was with the Detroit Pistons, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is now serving a 25-day jail sentence for violating his probation. As part of his probation, he was instructed to take a drug and alcohol screening, which he missed.

Caldwell-Pope will serve his sentence at the Seal Beach detention center which is a pay to stay facility that costs $120 a day. The facility is usually for wealthier citizens that want to avoid county jails and live in better quarters.

KCP’s sentence allows him to practice and play in Lakers games under a work release, but only in California. This means he will end up missing the road trips to Houston on the 31st and against Minnesota on New Year’s Day.

The Lakers will only miss KCP for two more games so this isn’t a huge blow to the team. Rookie Josh Hart has performed well as his replacement in Cleveland and Houston. In his two games as a starter, Hart has averaged 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists while providing fantastic defense on players such as LeBron James.

There are no indications that Caldwell-Pope could serve a longer sentence at this time.

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