The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to sign free agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a contract for one season worth $18 million. Caldwell-Pope was the biggest asset left on the market. At the age of 24, Caldwell-Pope showed he was a good scorer and defender for the Detroit Pistons.
The Lakers signing him for just one season helps them add a credible player as they look to make the playoffs this upcoming year. Their ultimate goal is freeing up cap space to make runs at Paul George and LeBron James next offseason. Caldwell-Pope will get a chance to prove this worth. The shooting guard can remain with the Lakers or make money elsewhere after a good season.