Friday, 15 December 2017
Latest news
Main » Pistons renounce rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope amid Avery Bradley trade

Pistons renounce rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope amid Avery Bradley trade

08 July 2017

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is now free to sign with any National Basketball Association team after the Pistons renounced his rights Friday, ESPN reported.

Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) reacts after being called for a technical foul during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.

The Pistons' move indicates they are preparing for next summer when Bradley will become a free agent.

Lorde Is Taylor Swift's Friend, but She's Not in Her Squad
The 20-year-old singer was asked about getting to meet some of her idols and she said "I don't hang out with these people at all". Maybe Lorde and her celebrity flock will rekindle their relationships at this year's Grammy Awards? Certain things you can't do.

ESPN's Bobby Marks noted the only other teams with cap space for the time being are the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings.

The Lakers will pursue LeBron James if he opts for free agency in 2018, and James and Caldwell-Pope share an agent: Rich Paul of Klutch Sports. Washington is expected to match the sheet and retain Porter, league sources told ESPN. The Wizards have until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday night to match the Nets' four-year, $106 million offer, and The Post's Brian Lewis has reported the Wizards fully intend to match. That is too rich for the Pistons, who are over the $99 million salary cap and likely would have crossed the $119 luxury-tax threshold had they matched an offer Caldwell-Pope. Otherwise, one of the teams mentioned above could try and swoop in if he's impatient.

The Lakers will be young and building around Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, so a potential one-year addition of Caldwell-Pope could help the team's short-term growth. However, the front office is said to prioritize shooting, which is an area the former Pistons guard could desperately improve.

Pistons renounce rights to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope amid Avery Bradley trade