Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (groin) will be held out until after the All-Star break as he deals with a muscle strain, David Mayo of MLive.com reports.
Caldwell-Pope suffered the injury Wednesday against Boston and also missed Thursday's game against the Knicks as a result. The Detroit Pistons ' first post-break game comes February 19 in Washington, which gives Caldwell-Pope a solid two weeks to recover. Until then, look for Stanley Johnson to receive starter minutes in Caldwell-Pope's place.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Knicks, Aaron McMann of MLive.com reports.
As expected, Caldwell-Pope will take the night off after straining his groin in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics. A timetable for his return has yet to be released but if he is held out for an extended period look for Stanley Johnson to see increased minutes
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will undergo an MRI on his injured right groin and will most likely be held out Thursday against the Knicks, Dave Hogg of FanRag Sports reports.
Caldwell-Pope was sidelined during the second quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Celtics with the groin injury and ruled out for the remainder of the contest. Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said after the game that Caldwell-Pope is almost certainly out for Thursday's game, and depending on the severity of the injury he could miss additional time as well. Expect Stanley Johnson to be the main beneficiary in his potential absence.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will not return Wednesday due to a right groin strain, David Mayo of the Detroit Pistons ' MLive Media Group reports.
This is unfortunate news for Caldwell-Pope who has been playing well recently. He exited the game late in the second quarter, and his inability to return puts his status for Thursday's game in jeopardy. He had posted four points, two rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 16 minutes of action prior to leaving. Expect an update on his status prior to tip-off Thursday.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 15 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT) to go along with five rebounds, two steals and an assist in a loss to the Raptors on Saturday.
Caldwell-Pope got off to a hot start in this game but ended up cooling down in the second half. He's usually a hit-or-miss play, depending on if the Detroit Pistons ' stars are scoring, but this was a tough matchup against the Raptors on Saturday. KCP has played at least 30 minutes of every game in January and scored double-digits in 13 of the 15 contests.
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