By Ed Schrenzel
The Los Angeles Lakers re-signed free agent shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Here are three reasons his signing was a good one.
The Los Angeles Lakers, to date, have signed four free agents to one-year contracts, including Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. It is their stated plan is to maintain maximum salary flexibility so they can sign at least one more major free agent a year from now.
The agreement with KCP was publicized almost immediately following the announcement that LeBron James was joining the Lakers. Since the two share the same agent, there has been speculation that could have had some possible impact on the team’s decision to re-sign KCP.
But Caldwell-Pope, who is in line to reclaim his place as the Lakers starting shooting guard, merited consideration all on his own. It’s also likely that KCP will have the biggest positive impact during the 2018-19 season of any of the Lakers free agents not named LeBron.
Here are the three main reasons why he deserved to be re-signed:
1. Three-Point Shooting
The Lakers converted just 34.5 percent of their 3-point shots this past season, ranking next-to-last in the NBA. Clearly, it’s an area where improvement is...