Caldwell-Pope (Achilles) is out for Friday's contest against the Pacers, Bill Oram of The Orange County Register reports.
Caldwell-Pope left Wednesday's game against the Thunder due to an Achilles strain, which is still giving him enough discomfort to keep him out Friday. In his absence, Josh Hart will likely see an expanded role.
Caldwell-Pope suffered an Achilles strain in the second quarter of Wednesday's game and after trying to give it a go following halftime, he'll ultimately remain out for the rest of the contest. The fact that he attempted to warmup and play in the second half is an indicator that the injury isn't overly serious, though he should still be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Pacers. His practice availability Thursday should be a good indicator on whether or not he'll be able to give a go a day later. If he's forced to miss time, Josh Hart would likely be in line for added minutes on the wing.
Caldwell-Pope is questionable to return to Wednesday's game against the Thunder after straining his Achilles, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Caldwell-Pope suffered his injury in the first half of Wednesday's tilt. It doesn't appear for the time being that it's overly serious and he isn't likely to miss much time beyond Wednesday's game. If he's unable to return expect Jordan Clarkson, Josh Hart, and Tyler Ennis to see a few extra minutes.
Caldwell-Pope collected 27 points (8-16 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and two steals across 33 minutes in Monday's 123-114 loss to the Grizzlies.
The scoring total was Caldwell-Pope's second-highest of the season, largely in part to his season-high six threes made on the night. Kyle Kuzma came off the bench Monday and Brandon Ingram (ankle) didn't play, so Caldwell-Pope stepped up on offense and delivered an efficient night for the Lakers, albeit it wasn't enough for the win. He won't hit that many threes on most nights, but he does have that range in his arsenal and he's a true scorer from the shooting guard position.
Caldwell-Pope will be released from the Seal Beach Detention Center on Monday morning, where he's be serving a 25-day sentence for a probation violation. However, that's now complete and after being forced to sit out away games, Caldwell-Pope shouldn't miss any more time. Look for him to take on his typical spot in the starting lineup at shooting guard moving forward and he'll look for a bounce-back performance Sunday after failing to score across 20 minutes during Friday's tilt with the Hornets.
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