Pistons renounce rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Nets Lakers among top teams who could sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

The Pistons have been reluctant to meet Caldwell-Pope's $25 million-plus asking price, and the acquisition of Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley on Friday liberated Detroit to let Caldwell-Pope leave the franchise.

But dealing him gives Boston room under the salary cap to sign All-Star free agent forward Gordon Hayward to a four-year, $128 million maximum contract.

Caldwell-Pope was a restricted free agent heading into this offseason, meaning that the Pistons could match any offer made to their former 2013 first-round pick by another team. Sacramento is considered done with free agency.

The Detroit Pistons are renouncing their rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, which means he will now become an unrestricted free agent. In adding Bradley, the Pistons get not only a replacement but an upgrade.




Caldwell-Pope, 24, has played four National Basketball Association seasons for the Pistons, averaging 13.8 points in the 2016-17 season - and 11.7 per game in his career. KCP may have been known as one of the team's best defensive players, but he can't boast Bradley's accomplishment as a two-time NBA All-Defensive Team selection.

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"Caldwell-Pope is a player they feel could help them long-term, but it's a prelude to their pursuit of LeBron James, potentially", Wojnarowski said. If not, they gain cap flexibility they wouldn't have if they were locked into a deal with Caldwell-Pope.

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