Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is an American NBA player. Discover everything about him, including his size, family, jersey, shoes, and salary.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
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Biography of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is an American basketball player playing in the NBA at fullback. He was born on February 18, 1993 in Greenville, Georgia (USA). His height is 1m94. He plays for the Denver Nuggets.


Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the son of Rhonda Caldwell and Lawrence Pope. He is married to McKenzie Caldwell-Pope. They have four children together. His parents are his role models.

Successive clubs

Here’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s evolution, from debut to NBA champion.

High school career

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope shone at Greenville High School, Georgia. As a senior, he posted 31 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He led his team to the state Final Four in 2011. Caldwell-Pope was selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game in 2011.

University career (2011-2013)

At Georgia, Caldwell-Pope quickly distinguished himself, becoming SEC Player of the Year as a sophomore. He scored 32 points in his final college game.

Detroit Pistons (2013-2017)

Drafted 8th overall by the Pistons, Caldwell-Pope played in Detroit for four seasons. He put in several notable performances, including 38 points against the Pelicans in 2017.

Los Angeles Lakers (2017-2021)

Caldwell-Pope joined the Lakers, contributing significantly to their NBA championship title in 2020. His key performance in Game 4 of the Finals was crucial.

Washington Wizards (2021-2022)

Transferred to the Wizards, Caldwell-Pope maintained an average of 13.2 points on the season.

Denver Nuggets (2022-present)

Arriving with the Nuggets, Caldwell-Pope helped the team win its first NBA title. His performances throughout the playoffs were remarkable.

Game style

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is known for his solid defense. He excels at interceptions and counters. His transition game is fast and efficient. Caldwell-Pope is also a reliable three-point shooter. He knows how to create his own shot. This swingman is very intelligent without the ball, moving well to find space. He contributes on both sides of the court. Caldwell-Pope adapts well to different offensive schemes. He is a team player, putting the team first. His versatility makes him a valuable asset to his team.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in NBA 2K

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope debuted with a score of 70 in NBA 2K14, playing for the Detroit Pistons. In NBA 2K15, his rating rose to 72. It continued to rise, reaching 78 in NBA 2K16 and 79 in NBA 2K17. After his move to the Los Angeles Lakers, his rating remained constant at 76 from NBA 2K18 to NBA 2K21, despite a slight drop to 75 in NBA 2K20. Joining the Washington Wizards in NBA 2K22, his rating remained at 76, was maintained during his move to the Denver Nuggets in NBA 2K23 and increased slightly to 77 in NBA 2K24.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope NBA jersey (Denver Nuggets)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s official NBA jersey is in stock on the NBA Store. It is available in three different colors.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s salary

In 2024, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope earns $14,704,938 with the Denver Nuggets. He is the team’s fifth-highest paid player. Caldwell-Pope’s salaries show steady growth over the years. In 2023, he earned $14,004,703, also with the Nuggets. This salary increase of almost 5% underscores his consistent value to the team. His projected salary for 2025 is $15,440,185.