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.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Net Worth, Salary, and Career
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.
— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) January 16, 2017
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.