Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 2021: Net worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is a 6’5” shooting guard who plays for the Washington Wizards in the NBA. The Georgia native was born on February 18, 1993, and entered the league in 2013 as the eighth overall pick in the draft. 

Caldwell-Pope attended Greenville High School in Georgia, where many projected him to be an exciting talent for the future. He put up terrific displays as a senior and averaged 31.0 points and 8.2 rebounds.

Consistent performance from the shooting guard earned him recognition, along with chances to play at the 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic. He committed to the University of Georgia after ranking as one of the nation’s finest shooting guards. 

May 25, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (left) controls the ball against Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the first half in game two of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy: Reuters

The Greenville alum impressed as a freshman at Georgia and was named to the Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team alongside the likes of Anthony Davis and Bradley Beal. Caldwell-Pope vastly improved in his sophomore year and earned SEC Player of the Year Award with averages of 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. 

Caldwell-Pope decided to enter the NBA after his sophomore year and was picked eighth in the 2013 NBA Draft. The Detroit Pistons selected him and then a 20-year-old Caldwell Pope impressed in the Summer League by averaging 24.0 points in five games. 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope NBA Career

As a rookie, Caldwell-Pope saw less than twenty minutes a game, but the 6’5” guard earned starting privileges in the Pistons’ roster. He averaged 14.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in 2016 but never made it past the regular season with the franchise. 

In a controversy, KCP was suspended without pay for two games by the NBA in relation to his arrest for suspicious drunken driving on March 29, 2017. The incident happened at Auburn Hills and per USA Today: “Caldwell-Pope was stopped at 2:52 a.m. on March 29 after a parked officer tracked his 2015 Jeep Wrangler going 45 mph in a 25-mph zone, police records show.”

The Pistons shortly made him a free-agent on the market and the Los Angeles Lakers signed him up on a one-year contract. He was paid nearly $18 million and shortly into his Lakers career, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was handed a 25-day jail sentence after pleading guilty for his violation in March that year. 

The athlete was, however, given a work-release for games and practices, provided he wears a GPS monitor and completes a breathalyzer when he’s away from the facility. 

Dec 22, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) drives against LA Clippers guard Luke Kennard (5) in the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

His on-court life reaped him success in 2020 after he re-signed with the Lakers twice. The 27-year-old appeared in his maiden NBA finals series and conquered it with the Los Angeles Lakers.

However, the Lake Show then packaged him towards the Washington Wizards to gain Russell Westbrook for their 2021-22 season. 

Major Achievements 

NBA champion (2020)

SEC Player of the Year (2013)

First-team All-SEC (2013)

SEC All-Freshman Team (2012)

McDonald's All-American (2011)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope NBA Stats

Caldwell-Pope has posted decent averages with the Pistons as well as the Lakers. He’s found a more supporting role with the Lakers now and comes off the bench with effect. In the 2020-21 season, Caldwell-Pope averaged 9.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Current Contract

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is currently the fourth best-paid player on the Wizards roster. He is set to make more than $27 million in the next two years and his contract will be fully guaranteed if not waived until June 28, 2022. The star is represented by Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, who also manages LeBron James and Ben Simmons among others.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 2021 Net Worth and Endorsements 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been in the league for several years and has signed lucrative contracts. His total salary earnings add up to $49,880,815, according to HoopsHype. Although there’s no solid number on his NetWorth, it might in the $50 million range.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope NBA Sneaker Contract

Caldwell-Pope has been sporting Nike sneakers in his NBA career and dons several player editions too! He most recently played with Giannis’ signatureNike Zoom Freak 1,’ and he’s worn LeBron’s and Anthony Davis’ signature sneakers as well. 

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Age

28

Marital Status

Married (McKenzie Caldwell-Pope)

Children

3
NBA Championship Rings

1 (2020)

Nationality

American
Height

6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

Weight

204lb (92 kg)
Wingspan

6’8” (2.07 m)

How to contact Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Instagram: caldwellpope

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Twitter: @CaldwellPope

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