Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit Pistons

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Age: 23 (02/18/1993)
  • Height, Weight: 6’5″ , 205 pounds
  • Career Slash Line: .408/.327/.765
  • Career Averages: 29.2 MPG, 11.0 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.2 BPG

Any discussion about the Detroit Pistons future typically centers around Andre Drummond and Reggie Jackson and rightfully so; they are the team’s two most important players.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope may not receive the same attention as his talented teammates, but his value to the Pistons as a role player shouldn’t be diminished.

The starter at shooting guard led Detroit in minutes played (36.7 MPG) and was easily their best perimeter defender, making up for Jackson’s issues in that department.

KCP defended an average of 10.3 FGAs per game (according to NBA.com) and lowered opponent’s field goal percentage by -1.7%. Adding the long ball to his game would make him another one of the NBA’s sought-after three-and-D wings.

According to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons have already opened up negotiations for a contract extension with their 2013 first-round pick.

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