Caldwell-Pope has made significant strides as a lockdown defender in the past few seasons, and he has continued to work on his offensive game. The Lakers roster now sits at 14 players. He averaged 11.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 314 career contests since being selected by the Pistons with the eighth overall pick of the 2013 draft.
The Lakers also met with Rajon Rondo Tuesday. A team of Ball, Caldwell-Pope, LeBron/George, Randle and Lopez. It's a risk, as with any gamble, because next year's market looks to be even tighter than this market was, which was already significantly less player-friendly than last year's. A one-year deal would be flawless for the Lakers, but he'd also be a great backup option for a longer-term deal if the team can't add a big name free agent or two next summer.
This deal checks all the needs the Lakers were looking for, and able to do so without risking more than one year's cap space.
The deal is a beneficial one for both sides.
National Basketball Association players will nearly always gamble on themselves given the opportunity, and given KCP's youth (just 24), the role he so ably fills as a 3-and-D player and the potential he has to take another big leap forward, it's hard to fault his reasoning.
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