Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is now free to sign with any National Basketball Association team after the Pistons renounced his rights Friday, ESPN reported.
With the Pistons trading for Avery Bradley on Friday morning, the team looks to be moving on from the 24-year-old out of Georgia, as they've made him an unrestricted free agent.
Philadelphia would likely no longer be in the picture after signing JJ Redick to a massive deal.
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Should he play, the two-time Wimbledon champion would be set for a heavily challenging campaign at The Championships. I thought previous year was more hard because in two weeks we didn't finish one practice on our own terms.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound shooting guard appeared in 76 games (75 starts) last season and averaged 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, a career-high 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game. The Knicks will presumably sign Tim Hardaway Jr.as the Hawks are not expected to match the offer sheet. Here's a team that had hard-capped itself, even with Caldwell-Pope still on the restricted free agent market.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski went on to indicate that the Brooklyn Nets are a prime potential landing spot for KCP. The Wizards are expected to re-sign Porter.
Pulling back the rights to Caldwell-Pope gives Detroit some cap flexibility, albeit not much. Otherwise, one of the teams mentioned above could try and swoop in if he's impatient. 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. They accomplish that by swapping Bradley for Morris, but in helping the Celtics, the Pistons also helped themselves.