With the NBA’s trade deadline just a few days away, things are starting to get hot in terms of trade rumors.
Windhorst just said it’s not a secret the Lakers are shopping KCP. They’re also confident in getting Drummond if he’s bought out.
— pickuphoop (@pickuphoop) March 23, 2021
Since signing with L.A. in 2017, Caldwell-Pope has been a key role player. He is a consistent 3-point shooter and a key part of the Lakers’ deadly transition offense.
Last offseason, the team rewarded him with a generous three-year contract.
With LeBron James expected to possibly miss several weeks with an ankle injury and fellow superstar Anthony Davis having already missed several weeks with a calf strain, the Lakers need help right now, especially on offense.
While Caldwell-Pope has been a reliable outlet for James and the rest of the team, he lacks the ability to create his own shot, and he’s not particularly adept at penetrating off the bounce.