American professional basketball player Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 2013 NBA draft, is now playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Kentavious signed a one year contract with the Lakers worth $18 million in July last year. The 25-years-old shooting guard has a net worth of $12 million as estimated in 2017.
Kentavious played against the New Orleans Pelicans and scored 20 points in his debut match for the Lakers on October 22 while Pelicans won by 119-112. Kentavious shared his happiness through a post on Twitter.
Words can't explain this moment! So blessed and thankful for it! pic.twitter.com/p5KleDg3iX— Kentavious C.P (@CaldwellPope) July 18, 2017
Back in 2011, he played for the Greenville Patriots in high school and led the Patriots to the State Class Final Four that year. He also played for the Georgia Bulldogs before he was selected in the 2013 NBA draft.
Before Caldwell-Pope started his career professionally, he was marked as the 'SEC Player of the Year.' At the time, he played in the Sophomore season. He ended his collegiate career setting his record with 32 points and 13 rebounds at the SEC tournament against LSU in Nashville.
Afterward, he got into the NBA summer league after his selection in the 2013 NBA draft as he received a rookie contract from the Detroit Pistons worth $5.42 million and was paid $2.6 million as signing amount.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Detroit Pistons
Later, in 2014, Kentavious played the second season of his NFL career on the behalf of the Pistons as his contract was extended for three years. He received a salary of $2.8 million for the season, and his net worth also escalated and reached over $5 million that year.
In the 2014 season, his average record was 24 points and 7.4 rebounds. Following this in the 2015 season, he marked his career high to 31 points while playing against the Boston Celtics and won by 119-166. Caldwell-Pope bagged around $6 million from the season with Pistons.
Caldwell-Pope updated his career score to 38 points playing against the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2016 season and later, in the following season, he was suspended for two games in June 2017 as he was arrested for playing under the influence and was not paid for the games he missed. However, he was able to bank over $9 million from the final two seasons he played for the Pistons.
And as we mentioned earlier, he moved to Los Angeles Lakers in July 2013 where he signed a one year contract. He scored his season high, ie. 34 points including eight 3-pointers playing against Sacramento Kings and won by 113-108 last February 24th.
Caldwell-Pope is a young athlete and his net worth is likely to grow in the near future.
Caldwell-Pope grew up in Georgia. He also owns a house there, which he bought for $1.3 million in 2015. Besides, he earns around half a million from his endorsements on Jerseys and apparels. As per the sources, he will soon be endorsing for Nike.
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