Detroit - saddled in luxury tax with more than $66 million committed to Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson, Tobias Harris and Jon Leuer for next season alone - was expected to match any competing offers on Pope. On the other hand, the thought of losing KCP in free agency wasn't a great alternative either as it would leave a hole in a team already barely on the fringe of the playoffs. The Lakers have serious interest too, if Caldwell-Pope is willing to accept a one-year deal to preserve the franchise's salary-cap space next year.More news: New Overwatch Lore post points to Doomfist as the next playable character
Last year, he averaged 13.8 points on a career-high 35.0 percent shooting from three, including 36.8 percent on catch-and-shoot attempts. This move also ensures that Avery Bradley will be the Pistons' starting shooting guard next season.
But if Caldwell-Pope remains patient, Wojnarowski reported the Brooklyn Nets will be a "strong contender" to land him-assuming the Washington Wizards match Brooklyn's four-year, $106 million offer sheet for Otto Porter Jr.
As for Caldwell-Pope himself, he would give the Lakers a young knockdown shooter who would help space the floor and would fit well in the backcourt next to Lonzo Ball.