Lakers re-sign Caldwell-Pope to 3-year, $40M deal

Ruben Hill
November 22, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers will welcome Kentavious Caldwell-Pope back on a three-year, $40 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

Finally, after the Lakers agreed to give free-agent center Montrezl Harrell the full midlevel exception and free-agent guard Wesley Matthews the biannual exception when free agency opened Friday afternoon, they are limited in how much they can offer Caldwell-Pope.

However, one player, from their supporting cast, who they aren't letting go of is Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. This is a huge pay upgrade for Caldwell-Pope, given that he opted out of an $8.49 million player option for the 2020-21 season less than a week before free agency. Caldwell-Pope averaged 9.3 points, shooting.385 from beyond on the season. Caldwell-Pope struggled at times during the regular season, however, during the playoffs, his numbers ascended. The 27-year-old guard was a key role player for the Lakers during their championship run, averaging 10.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 29 minutes per game.

With his 3-and-D skills, Caldwell-Pope was a valuable supporting player in the Lakers' run to the National Basketball Association championship this past season.

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