Playing in his seventh NBA season and third with the Lakers, Caldwell-Pope appeared in 69 regular-season games in 2019-20, making 26 starts. Across 25.5 minutes per game, Caldwell-Pope posted 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.8 steals per game. The Georgia product shot a career-best 46.7 percent from the field, including 38.5 percent from three (also a career high). In a win over Houston on Jan. 18, Caldwell-Pope went for a season-high 20 points, adding four assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block. He hit four threes on his way to 19 points in a win over Dallas on Dec. 29. In a Feb. 12 win over Denver, Caldwell-Pope recorded a season-high four steals. From Dec. 11 through Dec. 29, Caldwell-Pope scored in double-figures in eight of nine contests, averaging 13.3 points on 52.5 percent shooting during that stretch. Come postseason time, Caldwell-Pope registered double-digit points in 15 of 21 games, including 11 of the Lakers' final 13 contests. He notched a playoff-high 18 points in the Lakers' Game 1 victory over Denver in the Western Conference Finals. In the NBA Finals, Caldwell-Pope averaged 12.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal per game. That included a 17-point effort in his team's championship-clinching Game 6 victory over Miami.2018
Caldwell-Pope appeared in all 82 regular season games for the Lakers, making 23 starts. Playing in his second season for the franchise, he averaged 11.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per contest. He shot 43.0 percent from the field and made 86.7 percent of his attempts from the charity stripe, both career highs. He also shot 34.7 percent from beyond the arc, canning 1.8 triples per game. He saw 24.8 minutes per tilt and played a key role off the bench for Los Angeles. With LeBron James shut down at the end of the campaign and Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball also dealing with injuries, Caldwell-Pope started the final 10 games of the season. Over that stretch, he averaged a healthy 21.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals across 34.5 minutes. When given additional playing time, the sixth-year wing showed that he's still a threat to drop 20 points on any given night. Overall, Caldwell-Pope posted three games with at least 30 points and 17 games with at least five rebounds. Defensively, he added 19 games with at least two steals and 11 games with at least one block.2017
After four seasons in Detroit, Caldwell-Pope signed with the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the 2017-18 season. He immediately slotted in as a starter in Los Angeles, joining the starting five for each of his 74 appearances. On the season, he averaged 13.4 points while shooting a career-best 42.6 percent from the field. Caldwell-Pope also enjoyed his best season as a three-point shooter, averaging 2.1 treys per contest on 38.3 percent shooting from deep, both career highs. Meanwhile, the 6-foot-5 guard crashed the boards like never before as his average of 5.2 rebounds per game easily surpassed his previous high mark. Defensively, Caldwell-Pope continued to play strong perimeter defense and averaged 1.4 steals per contest. He scored a season-high 34 points in a victory over Sacramento on Feb. 24, matching his career high with eight three-pointers. He hit eight treys again against the Pelicans on March 22 en route to 28 points. Overall, Caldwell-Pope registered four double-doubles during the campaign after totaling two in his previous four seasons combined. One such performance was a 10-point effort in a win over Atlanta on Feb. 26 during which he grabbed a career-high 14 boards.2016
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was again a steady presence in Detroit's lineup during the 2016-17 campaign. He started 75 of the 76 games in which he played and averaged 33.3 minutes per contest. The 2013 lottery pick averaged 13.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He also established a career high with 2.5 assists per contest. Caldwell-Pope blossomed as a three-point shooter in his fourth NBA season, averaging 2.0 made treys per contest -- the best mark of his career. He also set a career mark by making 35.0 percent of his three-point attempts. Caldwell-Pope's campaign included a number of single-game personal records. He scored 38 points -- a career high -- in a win over New Orleans on Feb. 1, making a career-best eight three-pointers. In a victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 25, he dished out 10 assists for the first time in his career. He also scored 16 points in that contest to record his second NBA double-double of the season.2015
In Caldwell-Pope's third NBA season, he started all 76 games in which he played and ranked fourth in the league with 36.7 minutes per contest. The 2013 lottery pick again saw his offensive numbers improve across the board as he posted career per-game highs in points (14.5), rebounds (3.7) and assists (1.8). The 6-foot-5 guard also registered career bests in field-goal percentage (42.0 percent) and free-throw percentage (81.1 percent). Defensively. Caldwell-Pope's 1.4 steals per game was a career high and ranked among the top 30 in the league. The 6-foot-5 guard registered his first career double-double against Indiana on Jan. 2. In that contest, he scored 16 points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds. On Dec. 12, he notched eight assists -- the best mark of his career -- in a win over Indiana. Four days later, he scored a career-high 31 points in a victory over Boston. The Pistons finished the regular season with a 44-38 record and qualified for the postseason for the first time in Caldwell-Pope's tenure with the club. Although Detroit was swept by Cleveland in the first round of the playoffs, Caldwell-Pope made a strong impression with per-game averages of 15.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.0 three-pointers and 1.8 steals.2014
Caldwell-Pope took on an expanded role in his second NBA campaign, starting all 82 games during the regular season and averaging 31.5 minutes per contest. Accordingly, he posted across the board improvements over his rookie numbers. The 6-foot-5 guard increased his per-game averages in scoring (12.7 points), rebounds (3.1) and assists (1.3). He also emerged as a threat from deep, making 1.9 three-pointers per contest to finish among the top 25 in the league. On the defensive end of the court, Caldwell-Pope posted 1.1 steals per game and solidified his role as a strong perimeter defender. The sophomore improved as the season wore on, raising his pre-All-Star break average of 11.9 points per game to 14.3 after the break. He was selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge in February and scored eight points in 20 minutes of action. Caldwell-Pope scored 20-plus points 14 times during the season, topping out at 28 in a win over Houston on Jan. 31. He hit six three-pointers in that contest, tied for his season high. On Dec. 7, he registered a career-high five assists while scoring 19 points versus Oklahoma City.2013
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the eighth pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He donned the Pistons uniform for the first time in the Summer League, where he averaged 13.8 points in five contests. He played 80 games in his rookie campaign, averaging 19.8 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-5 guard posted per game averages of 5.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists. He also averaged 0.7 three-pointers per contest while shooting 31.9 percent from deep. Caldwell-Pope showed signs of being a strong defender in his rookie season as his 1.7 steals per 36 minutes ranked among the top 30 marks in the league. Although his playing time was inconsistent throughout the season, Caldwell-Pope made 41 starts and logged over 30 minutes on 11 occasions. In the final game of the regular season, he played 44 minutes and scored a season-high 30 points, making 5-of-7 attempts from deep. The University of Georgia product collected a season-best 10 rebounds against Denver on March 19, adding nine points and two steals. He finished the season with 15 performances of double-digit points.
June 27, 2013Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft. He later signed a rookie contract.
July 13, 2017Signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
July 6, 2018Signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
July 6, 2019Signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
November 21, 2020Signed a three-year, $38.88 million contract with the Lakers.