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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signs multi-year extension with Nuggets

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signs multi-year extension with Nuggets

ONE-AND-DONE. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope bids the Wizards goodbye after just one season.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope starts his stint with the Nuggets after being traded by the Wizards

Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signed a multi-year contract extension with the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, July 17.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, however, the Denver Post and ESPN reported the extension is for two years and $30 million, with the second year a player option. The 29-year-old is due to make $14 million in the upcoming season, the final year on his existing contract.

The Nuggets acquired Caldwell-Pope and guard Ish Smith in a July 6 swap that sent guard Monte Morris and swingman Will Barton to the Washington Wizards.

Caldwell-Pope spent just one season in Washington, averaging 13.2 points – his highest figure in four years – 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 77 games, all starts.

Selected by the Pistons with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Caldwell-Pope spent four seasons in Detroit before playing four seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was part of the Lakers’ championship team in 2019-20, averaging 10.7 points during the team’s playoff run.

In 683 career NBA games (541 starts), Caldwell-Pope has averaged 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists. –

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