Caldwell-Pope, along with Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and the No. 22 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, was traded from the Lakers to the Wizards in exchange for Russell Westbrook, a 2024 second-round pick and a 2028 second-round pick, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. After four seasons with the Lakers, Caldwell-Pope is being shipped out to the Wizards so Los Angeles can put together a Big 3 of Westbrook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. With the Wizards, Caldwell-Pope should continue to play minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s and provide value as a 3-and-D wing. Last season, he hit 1.8 threes per game at 41.0 percent.
Caldwell-Pope (knee) will play in Game 6 against Phoenix on Thursday, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. Caldwell-Pope started but just played just 15 minutes in the blowout Game 5 loss as he dealt with a left knee injury. The 28-year-old shooting guard is shooting a horrific 22.2 percent from the field in the series on 4.5 field-goal attempts per game.
Caldwell-Pope (knee) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's Game 6 against the Suns, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports. Caldwell-Pope exited Game 5 early after just 15 minutes on the court. He went 0-for-1. Anthony Davis (groin) is also questionable for Thursday's do-or-die Game 6, so the Lakers could end up being extremely shorthanded.
Caldwell-Pope (knee) will not return to Tuesday's Game 5 against the Suns, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. Caldwell-Pope was dealing with a left knee injury heading into Game 5, and he seems to have aggravated the issue. With the game well out of reach for the Lakers, it's not surprising that he won't return.
Caldwell-Pope (knee) will be available for Tuesday night's Game 5 against the Suns, Mike Scotto of USA Today reports. A left knee injury kept Caldwell-Pope out of Sunday's Game 4 loss, but he's made some progress over the last two days and will be back in the lineup for an extremely pivotal Game 5. With Anthony Davis (groin) expected to be limited -- or held out altogether -- the Lakers will need Caldwell-Pope to break out of the shooting slump that saw him hit just one of 13 three-point attempts in Games 1 through 3.
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