Detroit Pistons drop season finale but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shines

It’s been another long, disappointing season for the Detroit Pistons, but rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope showed some potential in the season finale. The Pistons went into Oklahoma City to take on likely MVP Kevin Durant and the Thunder without Josh Smith and Rodney Stuckey. Interim coach John Loyer decided to start Caldwell-Pope and KCP showed why Loyer had faith in him. Caldwell...
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Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope starting to work through benching blues

Rookie struggles strike almost every first-year NBA player but when the Detroit Pistons evaluate their handling of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope after this season, they'll wonder if they did right by him, and the team. Thrust into the starting lineup in his sixth professional game, the first-round pick from Georgia stayed there for 40 starts in a row before he was yanked in favor...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope heating up his offense

It’s easy to forget about Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who doesn’t seek attention and looks to make the biggest name for himself on the less glamorous end of the floor, on defense. Over the last six games, though, he’s starting to find his way on offense, averaging 11.2 points on 56 percent shooting and hitting 45 percent of his 3-pointers. Of his 10 double-digit...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Back in the playoff picture

Josh Smith fist pumps at the final buzzer (Photo credit: Duane Burleson/AP) With a 16-22 record, the Detroit Pistons are currently in 7th place of the Eastern Conference. It is no secret that the East is a much worse conference than the West; there are currently four teams that hold a playoff spot in the East with a winning percent that is less than .500. Detroit’s back-to-back...
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s shooting woes are worrisome

So far this preseason Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has shot the rock like Tim Tebow throws the football. His shooting percentage looks a lot like Buzz’s girlfriend in Home Alone…WOOF! To say KCP has struggled shooting so far this preseason is an understatement. Through five contests he has shot an atrocious 25.4 percent from the field (14-55) and 19 percent from downtown (4-21)....
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope making his case for starting job

The lights came on in the big building 5000 people showed up to preview the new season and Detroit Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope still didn't blink. That's appropriate because he hasn't had a single glitch since training camp began. "He has never ever looked out of place" head coach Maurice Cheeks said after Saturday's open practice at The Palace...
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October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Bold predictions for the 2013-14 season

The revamped Detroit Pistons‘ journey back to the playoffs gets under way in less than a month. With all the dreaded time finally dwindling away, it’s time to make some bold predictions about the Pistons upcoming season: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will assert himself as shooting guard of the future It won’t matter whether or not Caldwell-Pope cracks the starting lineup on opening...
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Rookie of the Year candidate?

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? Photo Credit: Fernando Medina (NBAE/Getty) Yes, I’ll give three reasons...
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistons Rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s Autograph Is Simple, Printed ‘K.C.P.’ (Photo)

With a name like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, it is best to have a simple signature. Otherwise, one autograph session could lead to a killer case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Caldwell-Pope, a rookie for the Detroit Pistons, has found a simple way around that. His autograph consists of three printed letters, separated by periods, plus his jersey number: “K.C.P. #5.” It may not look...
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Has An Efficient Way Of Handling Bulk Autograph Sessions

One drawback to being the eighth pick in the NBA Draft (aside from performance-related things, like “expectations”) is the annoying task of autograph sessions. Sometimes, these sessions involve sitting down for hours on end, signing whatever the front office puts in front of you. Detroit Pistons rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope endured one such session today, but tackled it in...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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