Report: Lakers re-sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 5: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives past Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the LA Clippers on April 5, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

After the news of Kawhi Leonard joining the Los Angeles Clippers, the Lakers are starting to fill out their roster. They have re-signed guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a two-year, $16 million deal, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. Yahoo Sports Keith Smith reported more details on the signing.

Caldwell-Pope will enter his third season with the Lakers after signing one-year deals the previous two summers. With very few guards on the roster, KCP should see plenty of playing time for the purple and gold.

With this signing, the Lakers have added Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Jared Dudley, and Troy Daniels this offseason as they aim to be one of the top contenders for the NBA crown.

Last season, the 26-year old averaged 11.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while shooting 43 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from outside.

ESPN’s Dave Mcmenamin also noted that the Lakers will explore bringing back multiple players from last year’s team, Caldwell-Pope is the first.

Author: Dillon Hiser


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