Lakers consider a deal with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ‘difficult’ due to player’s demands

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have mutual interest to agree to a new deal, yet this may be ‘difficult’ to happen.

The reason is Caldwell-Pope’s financial demands, as the player is seeking a new, lucrative deal in free agency.

Caldwell-Pope declined his player option with the Lakers, worth $8.4M, and became a free agent.

The versatile guard is seeking a deal of around $10M/year, yet the Lakers can’t offer him so much money, per Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

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 Previous articleWarriors reportedly targeting Austin Rivers in free agency

Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.

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