Caldwell-Pope Huge Target for Nets in Free Agency


According to Brian Lewis of the New York Post, the Brooklyn Nets are reportedly making Detroit Pistons G Kentavious Caldwell-Pope one of their “top targets” in free agency this offseason.

These reports came awhile after Caldwell-Pope spoke on the possibility of the Pistons giving him a max contract, “I see myself as what I’m worth. If they see me as a max player, then that’s what I’m worth. If not, then I guess I’m not worth a max player,” Caldwell-Pope said.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is having his second straight NBA season averaging 14 points per game and is nearly on pace to get the Pistons to their second straight playoff appearance.

After the loss to the Nets on Tuesday, former teammates of KCP and scouts spoke out that Caldwell-Pope could be the biggest piece to Detroit’s roster.

Spencer Dinwiddie, current Nets guard and former Pistons guard spoke highly of KCP, “You can make the argument that he’s their most important player now.” Dinwiddie told New York Post, “He’s gone from defender to arguably their MVP.”

The Brooklyn Nets can offer Kentavious Caldwell-Pope up to $103 million this offseason, he could become the centerpiece of the Nets for their future. The Detroit Pistons (33-37) are on pace to have a worse record than they did last season (44-38). Detroit can match any offer the Nets give KCP, but with the Nets on the come up and the Pistons on the come down, will Caldwell-Pope even consider another Pistons offer?

About Juwan M. Davis

Editor/Writer for NBALEAD. Born and raised in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Living in Los Angeles. Minnesota Timberwolves fan. Twitter: @JuwanMalikDavis

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