HoopsHype Kentavious Caldwell-Pope rumors


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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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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It sounds as if the Timberwolves have narrowed things down to Caldwell-Pope and Shabazz Muhammad. Although Muhammad is more of a natural scorer, it's hard to believe the Wolves will pass on Caldwell-Pope's shooting abilities ESPN.com

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I'm hearing that the Wolves, especially, are enamored with Caldwell-Pope, and he's the sleeper at No. 9. The Wolves desperately need shooting in their backcourt, and I heard his workout in Minnesota was terrific. ESPN.com

June 9, 2013 Updates

The Bucks will resume workouts this week with one of their primary draft candidates expected to be on hand. That’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, a former Georgia standout who is generally regarded as one of the best shooting guards in the draft. Caldwell-Pope has already worked out for Cleveland, Portland and Minnesota. He will work out for Boston officials on Thursday, two days before his scheduled workout with the Bucks. Racine Journal-Times

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