Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Rumors

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Position: G
Born: 02/18/93
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:204 lbs. / 92.5 kg.
Salary: $8,089,282
But the Lakers don’t have anyone else who can consistently handle the ball under duress, outside James. Avery Bradley is probably ill-suited if Clippers guard Patrick Beverley picks him up with full-court pressure. At least Rondo has some of the skills needed to get the Lakers into their offense—more so than Alex Caruso, Quinn Cook, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Bradley. “He overdribbles,” said a Western Conference executive. “The team needs another guard who can handle but who can also play off of LeBron as a shooter. That’s not Rondo.”
“It was [dirty],” James said. “There was no play on the ball [by Portis]. I saw the windup happen before the actual impact. I saw the way he was chasing KCP down. And then the windup. I saw that play happening before it actually happened. So, I just voiced my words to what happened, and then the refs came in between us. But I knew it definitely wasn’t a basketball play.” Caldwell-Pope said he thought Portis was trying an honest defensive attempt but admitted he had not seen the replay of the sequence. “I don’t want to see it at all,” he said.
The Lakers said that Caldwell-Pope underwent a concussion evaluation, which was negative. He checked back in with 2:21 remaining in the third quarter of what turned out to be a 117-87 victory for the Lakers. “It wasn’t intentional at all,” Portis said. “I went for the ball. My intent was never to hurt anybody or anything like that. Just trying to make a play on the ball. Missed the ball and hit him in the head. My apologies to Caldwell-Pope. Happy to see him go out and do his thing, come back into the game and impact the game.”