Former Georgia Bulldog Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is back with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2018-2019 season after agreeing to a one-year, $12 million deal, Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania reported Sunday.
Caldwell-Pope, who served a 25-day jail sentence in December for a March 2017 DUI charge while playing for the Detroit Pistons, played in 74 games with the Lakers last season, averaging 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 33.2 minutes.
Sources: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agreed to a one-year, $12M deal with the Lakers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018
A former Greenville High School guard, Caldwell-Pope played for Georgia from 2011-2013 before begin selected by the Pistons with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
The Lakers also signed four-time league MVP LeBron James to a four-year deal Sunday as well as JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson to one-year deals.
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