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Frank Vogel on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s position with Lakers | TalkBasket.web
April 3, 2021
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope performed 37 minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers within the win in opposition to the Sacramento Kings (115-94). Throughout that point, the 28-year-old guard had 13 factors, 10 rebounds and three assists. It was simply the fourth time for him over the past seventeen video games that he scored in double digits.
The staff’s head coach Frank Vogel mentioned postgame how Caldwell-Pope’s modified since LeBron James and Anthony Davis went out with accidents. He took the blame for the guard’s struggles currently and praised him for his efficiency versus the Kings.
“KCP’s been struggling and I wish to take some blame for that. As a result of when AD and Bron exit, KCP’s position with these guys within the lineup is to defend and to hustle and to run the ground and knock down open pictures after they come. And typically he will get a number of them and typically he doesn’t and that’s okay. However simply to play by that.
“With these guys out, I haven’t talked to KCP about this and like I stated, it’s the place I take blame, however I talked to him pregame tonight and stated that we want him to play extra of a scoring position with these guys out.
And I would like him to be extra aggressive each in catch and shoot, attacking off the bounce mid-range pull-ups, like no matter he must do to offer us extra offensively and he responded in a big-time approach at an incredible first half, actually set a tone for our group that we’re going to go after these guys with our offensive proficiency. He deserves a number of credit score for tonight’s win as nicely.”
This season, Caldwell-Pope is averaging 8.3 factors, 2.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per recreation for the reigning NBA champions.