Lakers and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope interested in getting a deal done

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Defending NBA champions the Los Angeles Lakers and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have mutual interest in signing a new contract, according to Brad Turner. KCP opted out of his player option and is currently a free agent.

The main issue right now is for both parties to find a mutually acceptable salary for the 27-year-old guard. Caldwell-Pope was supposed to earn $8.4 million the coming season but he will look to get a better deal.

Sources: Both the Lakers and free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are interested in getting a deal done, but it is now a numbers’ game. KCP looking for raise from the $8.4 million he opted out from.

— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) November 21, 2020

Last season Caldwell-Pope averaged 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the eventual champions.

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