Sources: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agrees to 1-year, $18M understanding with Lakers

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has concluded to a one-year, $18 million understanding with a Los Angeles Lakers, sources said.

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  • He is approaching to have a poignant purpose with a Lakers, who recruited him tough after he became an unlimited giveaway representative final week.

    The understanding will capacitate Caldwell-Pope to re-enter a marketplace in 2018, when a income tip is approaching to arise and there will be a clever marketplace for sharpened guards.

    Caldwell-Pope, 24, had a choice of holding a $4.9 million one-year subordinate offer with a Detroit Pistons before they renounced his rights final week. This understanding creates him one of a tip 10 highest-paid sharpened guards in a league.

    It’s a manoeuvre for a Lakers, who done alighting a difference-making actor such as Caldwell-Pope a priority with their remaining tip space, while also preserving coherence for subsequent summer.

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope projected $18M income will fit into a Lakers remaining room. The Lakers had $16.5M in room and will expected need to make a register pierce to open adult additional tip space. Caldwell-Pope will be a unlimited giveaway representative in 2018 and will count $21.6M opposite a Lakers cap. Los Angeles has a $4.3M room mid-level difference available.

    Bobby Marks, ESPN

    One remaining choice for a group is free-agent indicate ensure Rajon Rondo. Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Rondo and a Lakers met Tuesday, and a group is still perplexing to find a approach to pointer him, even after a agreement with Caldwell-Pope.

    Signing Rondo could perform a Lakers’ enterprise to acquire a indicate ensure on a one-year deal. The group comparison indicate ensure Lonzo Ball with a No. 2 altogether collect in this year’s NBA draft.

    Caldwell-Pope and a Lakers also met progressing Tuesday. The eighth altogether collect in a 2013 breeze averaged 13.8 points and 3.3 rebounds final deteriorate with a Pistons. He is regarded as one of a league’s best two-way wing players.

    Caldwell-Pope will skip a initial dual games of a 2017-18 season. The NBA dangling him following a Mar detain in that he was pulled over for pushing 45 mph in a 25 mph section in Auburn Hills, Michigan. He was cited for handling a car while intoxicated.


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