The Los Angeles Lakers have finally arrived to free agency.
After signing the big fish in LeBron James, the Lakers have turned their eyes to veterans to surround him with.
According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, the Lakers have re-signed shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania reports that the deal is for one-year and twelve million dollars.
Free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 2, 2018
Sources: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agreed to a one-year, $12M deal with the Lakers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018
Caldwell-Pope is a Klutch client, much like LeBron James.
KCP had an up-and-down season in Los Angeles last year amidst off-court issues that saw him play a month of the season while in a work-release program that did not allow him out of the state of California. Nevertheless, KCP managed to perform admirably, finishing the season averaging 13.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while shooting 38 percent from three.
The Lakers are not done with free agency yet as they continue working to fill out the roster beyond LeBron. They are reportedly still in negotiations with the San Antonio Spurs for disgruntled star Kawhi Leonard but it’s not clear if those talks have stalled.