Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (DET) “KCP” nike

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DET Shooting Guard: 6’5, 205 lbs; 5th year, Georgia

NBA Role: two-way wing • Star UnderDOG

Give it up for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope!DET’s talented, two-way shooting guard of the future; major part of DET’s progression – KCP must his overall efficiency; average three-point shooter – KCP could learn a thing or two by studying (Pistons legend) Rip Hamilton’s movement off the ball, there’s a ton of screen setters in DET*; very good perimeter defender – consistently shuts down some of league’s marquee talent; if KCP learns to run the PnR, he’d be in a league of his own – not many 6’5 twos can run PnR effectively, there’s a ton of different, hybrid bigs (Tobias Harris, Marcus Morris, Jon Leuer?) KCP can play off; very quick in the open floor**– is he eventually the third leg of Detroit’s Big 3 alongside Andre Drummond & Reggie Jackson?

*Big Aron BaynesDrummond, M. Morris

**KCP’s a one-handed, tomahawk dunker

Signature Shot: ‘catch and shoot’ 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 79


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Career: 11.7 points/game, 3 rebounds/game, 41% FG

SEC Player of the Year (2013)

Shot 44% from downtown during DET’s 4-game playoff defeat (2016 postseason) – ‘wasn’t my fault’

More on “KCP”

“Featured Lights”

  • “First-Name Basis” – Kentavious will soon be a household name (via FreeDawkins; Dec. 2015):