The Detroit Pistons have renounced the rights to shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope following a trade with the Boston Celtics for guard Avery Bradley, according to multiple reports.
Caldwell-Pope will now become an unrestricted free agent. He has reportedly drawn strong interest from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers.
Per Hoops Rumors:
The timing of the move is interesting, since the Nets’ cap room may be tied up for several days as they wait for official word from the Wizards on Otto Porter. We’ll see if Caldwell-Pope waits on Brooklyn or quickly pursues a deal with another team.
According to ESPN, the Lakers could potentially offer Caldwell-Pope a one-year “balloon” deal.
He averaged 13.8 points on 39 percent shooting with the Pistons last season. All four years of Caldwell-Pope’s pro career have been spent with Detroit.
He was suspended for two games by the NBA in late June for pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.