HoopsHype Kentavious Caldwell-Pope rumors

October 15, 2014 Updates

With shooting guards Jodie Meeks and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both injured, the jumbo alignment is one hybrid method for addressing a short-handed perimeter. "As it works out, having Josh take some of the minutes on the perimeter probably helps us a little bit this week," Van Gundy said. "We'll see what happens. We've had exactly one day of practice with that lineup, so I'm sure that will be smooth." Booth Newspapers

October 13, 2014 Updates
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had to be helped off the floor in the third quarter and did not return Sunday in the Detroit Pistons' 91-89 loss to the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. The second-year guard sprained his his left knee after slipping on the floor. The severity of the injury is unknown and Caldwell-Pope will be evaluated after the Pistons (2-1) return home. He didn't appear to be putting weight on his left leg when leaving the loss to the Wizards. Booth Newspapers

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November 15, 2013 Updates

Vincent Ellis: Jennings indicated that KCP gets the start tonight vs. #Kings. Cheeks said he was still deciding between Stuck and KCP. #pistons Twitter @Vincent_Ellis56

November 2, 2013 Updates

Will Bynum: There's a lot of new faces on the team. I really like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He has the potential to become a great defender. He has a high basketball IQ and he plays basketball the right way. Chauncey said he was like a Tony Allen/Bruce Bowen type of energetic defender. Everybody was very competitive during the preseason: myself, Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith, Greg Monroe, Charlie Villanueva... Everybody! HoopsHype

October 21, 2013 Updates

Billups was asked if Caldwell-Pope defensively reminds him of a young Tayshaun Prince. “It’s different,” he said. “Tay was always, and still is, a very good, solid defender. He’s just going to stay in front of you, contest the shots. He’s not going to put a lot of pressure on you or make you turn your back. This kid is different. He’s got great feet, he’s got great hands, he’s going to pressure you. He’s not going to just wait until you make a move. He’s going to pressure you and force your hand. He’s more of a Tony Allen, Bruce Bowen type of energetic defender.” NBA.com

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June 25, 2013 Updates

The Timberwolves concluded predraft workouts on Monday, bringing North Texas forward Tony Mitchell to Target Center for a morning session and some lunch. With the clock ticking toward Thursday’s NBA draft, Wolves new President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders sounded like a guy ready to keep the night’s ninth pick — perhaps to select Georgia shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope — rather than give what few assets he has to trade in an attempt to move up for a chance at Indiana’s Victor Oladipo or Kansas’ Ben McLemore. “We’re not going to deplete our whole talent pool,” Saunders said. “There are good players in this draft, but right now, there are not impact players, no one you look at who within two years will be an All-Star, like Kyrie Irving was. There are good players, probably pretty good players, but are they going to be that All-Star or future Hall of Famer? In order to dilute your talent pool, you’ve got to get an impact-type player.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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