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.
I can confirm that KCP has a player option for 2020-21. This gives him another de facto no-trade clause. https://t.co/qgZHBAnHRk
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 7, 2019
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.