Kentavious Caldwell-Pope flew under the radar this offseason, and particularly when discussion of the topic of NBA Rookie of the Year arose. But, if Caldwell-Pope gets a legitimate shot at the starting shooting guard position with the Pistons this upcoming season, could he be a for real contender for this crown?
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Yes, I’ll give three reasons why:
For starters, Caldwell-Pope can really shoot the rock, especially from beyond the arc which is something the Pistons desperately need. For this reason, the Pistons should start him at the two-spot immediately. The team needs a shooting threat at that position and he can fill it.
Caldwell-Pope, as a sophomore at the University of Georgia, averaged 18.5 points while shooting 37 percent from the outside. In the Orlando Summer League, Caldwell-Pope average 13.8 points but shot 37 percent from the field and a putrid 22 percent from downtown. The numbers weren’t great but his improvement was outstanding. ...