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

Ross Houston
November 23, 2020

Both the Lakers and free-agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who opted out of the final year of his contract, have interest in the veteran guard re-signing with the team.

The answer is three years for $40 million, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. Caldwell-Pope has played for L.A. for the past three seasons. While Rich Paul looked around for a larger payday, the teams left with money to spend - the Knicks, Hawks - were not preferred landing spots for Caldwell-Pope.

Caldwell-Pope averaged 9.3 points and 1.6 assists in 25.5 minutes per game while shooting 38.5% from deep with the Lakers last season.

This new deal will be his first guaranteed (no-option) multi-year deal since he was signed on as a rookie by the Detroit Pistons after they drafted eighth overall in 2013.

Nevertheless, if Caldwell-Pope doesn't agree to re-sign with the Lakers, it'll be a tough blow for the organization, considering he was arguably their third-best player in the playoffs.

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