Kentavious Tannell Caldwell-Pope is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Caldwell-Pope attended Greenville High School in Greenville, Georgia. As a high school basketball player, he was highly heralded. In his senior year, Caldwell-Pope averaged 31 points and 8.2 rebounds per game leading the Patriots to the State Class A Final Four in 2011.
Caldwell-Pope decided to enroll in Greenville and play his college basketball for the Georgia Bulldogs. In his freshman year, he was named to the Coaches' Freshman All-SEC Team, which also included other lottery picks like Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. In his sophomore year, Caldwell-Pope averaged 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game and was named SEC Player of the Year. He scored a career-high 32 points and 13 rebounds in a loss against LSU at the SEC tournament in Nashville.
Caldwell-Pope was drafted as the 8th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. In 2016, Caldwell-Pope averaged 14.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game to lead the Pistons to a 44–38 record. In 2017, he scored a career-high 38 points including career-high eight three-pointers on 11 attempts against the New Orleans Pelicans in a 118–98 win. In the first round playoff matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Caldwell-Pope scored a team-high 21 points in Game 1. He averaged 15.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists to go along with 1.8 steals per game shooting 44.4 percent from three-point range as they lost the series 4-0.
At the end of the 2017 season, Caldwell-Pope signed a one-year, $18 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. In 2018, he scored a season season-high 34 points and hit eight 3-pointers, tying his previous career high, in a 113–108 win over the Sacramento Kings. He re-signed with the Lakers, on a one-year, $12 million contract.