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Things started turning around when the Lakers needed KCP to step up. After the wedgie game against Golden State, they were faced with a gaping hole in the starting lineup when Avery Bradley was struck down with an injury. Caldwell-Pope stepped in and responded immediately, hitting five shots in the fourth quarter of a game against Sacramento. From that point, he started humming.The pivotal moment, Kidd says, is when the Lakers finally pulled him back out of the starting lineup: Even so, KCP has still found similar production. His scoring average has ticked up for the third straight month, and his 43 percent shooting from 3-point range is 11th in the league, ahead of snipers such as Kyle Korver and Joe Ingles.“He trusts his talent,” Kidd said. “He’s done what we’ve asked him to do, from coming off the bench to starting, to coming off again. That’s a true pro.”That, ultimately, is what KCP hopes his current path will yield: From some rocky initial steps, he’s trying to reinvent himself as a consummate pro on this Lakers team. In the annals of Lakers history, some of the supporting players are remembered well, too.“My mindset is I don’t need to worry about the noise,” he said. “I got my team and my brothers with me. That will help me get through it.”Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drives past the Cavaliers’ Dante Exum during a game earlier this month at Staples Center. “I told him once he understands how to use his speed, offensively and defensively, his game will go to another level,” Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd said. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“It’s been funny, just looking back on it,” he said. “But I felt like, man, at that point, it was all going wrong.”It was going wrong: To that point in the first 11 games this season, Caldwell-Pope was staring at the edge. He was shooting under 36 percent from the field, and under 23 percent from 3-point range. The Lakers had brought him back for a third time, and fans who had been frustrated by another slow start were booing him in his own arena.“It was definitely hard to sleep,” Caldwell-Pope said. “I stayed up many late nights. It was kind of just like hard for me to focus, just like me going through the struggles.”It’s hard to change your story. It’s even harder when that story starts out on the wrong foot, as Caldwell-Pope’s did with the Lakers. But more than halfway through his third L.A. season, he’s surprisingly built a compelling case as one of the best complementary pieces the Lakers have around All-Stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis.In one light, it’s a remarkable turnaround to make in a single season, to pull out of a direct nosedive and realign on the right course. But on a longer timeline, those close to Caldwell-Pope saw this coming after hours and hours spent in gyms. PHILADELPHIA — It was meant to be a putback. An easy shot. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope threw the ball back up toward the rim almost as quickly as he collected the rebound.Then, his heart sank as the ball stuck between the rim and the backboard – an unlikely result that added to his run of misfortune whenever he tried to do something that’s come naturally for so much of his life: score.This was not the plan. Feeling a special season ahead, Caldwell-Pope devoted more time than ever this offseason to training, picking up in the gym just a week after the Lakers’ disappointing 2018-19 campaign ended. It was a summer of getting up at 6 a.m.; of more pick-up games than he’s ever played; of remodeling and fine-tuning his game.All for this? Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Despite the missteps – and missed shots early this season – KCP is now delivering the consistency the Lakers have wanted from him all along.WILLING TO WORK, HUSTLEA recent article in The Athletic detailed pieces of Caldwell-Pope’s shooting form that come as though from a textbook: the snap of his wrist, the height of his arms and his quick release, his feet set apart and his weight balanced.He’s honed that form in marathon sessions with his coaches and trainers, hitting shot after shot the exact same way. Chris Matthews, known as “Lethal Shooter” on social media platforms, once challenged him to hit 60 shots in a row without a miss, or he would have to start again with zero.KCP hit 54, 55, even 59 and had to start over in search of that 60th shot. It took him almost two hours.“When we set goals, he’s strict and strategic with it,” Matthews said. “He’s not one of those guys who is looking to get out of the gym before he’s done it.”In June, the balance of power shifted West as the Lakers executed a trade for Anthony Davis with New Orleans. Among the lesser appreciated trickle-down effects was how supplementary players adjusted their plans. For the 26-year-old Caldwell-Pope, that started almost immediately – particularly as a fellow Klutch client of the two Lakers’ superstars.“I think that his ability to understand who he is and play his role, not have an ego, allows him to play with superstars,” said Rich Paul, his agent. “He’s a quiet storm.”James and Davis take up so much oxygen on offense, the ideal role player doesn’t have to touch the ball often, but scores when he does. That’s Caldwell-Pope: He averages 1.19 points per shot attempt, which stat site Cleaning the Glass ranks as the 90th percentile among combo guards, and he does it with an extremely low usage rate (13.7 percent).He’s markedly improved his 3-point shooting from both the corner (48 percent) and all other spots along the arc (39 percent). His selection has also improved: He’s on pace to shoot fewer midrange jump shots for the first time since his rookie season.Another of his trainers, Chris Johnson, calls KCP’s role “the invisible hand.”“When you have two superstars that he’s playing next to, you have to be super-efficient and complement those players,” Johnson said. “His whole mindset is he wants to win a championship, so he has to be an invisible hand on offense then be a total disruption on the defensive side of the ball.”This is not who KCP has always been. He’s worked hard to banish old tendencies, to learn how to space and operate around his teammates. From being more of a chucker in Detroit, he’s shot the ball less than he has in a long time, but unlocked efficiency.One thing the Lakers appreciate: He hustles, running back on both ends. KCP is a frequent recipient for outlet passes from James or Rajon Rondo (he’s the third-leading Lakers scorer on fast-break points), and he rarely gives up on a play on the other end. Assistant coach Jason Kidd called a chase-down block of the Clippers’ Landry Shamet one of the most impressive hustle plays of the year.“I always thought he puts a lot of pressure on your defense because of his scoring ability, and because he runs so hard and he’s so fast,” Kidd said. “And I told him once he understands how to use his speed, offensively and defensively, his game will go to another level.”Caldwell-Pope built that into his routine this summer, going through two-a-day sessions with Johnson and Matthews, playing pick-up games whenever he could at the Lakers facility or at Johnson’s runs in the Valley. He tried to focus on his competitiveness, on getting game-functional shots in the scrimmages.One of his biggest goals was to work better with James, after slumping for the better parts of last season.“The first year I kind of struggled to find where my shots was coming from, when to cut, where to be,” he said. “But now just playing with him, he makes it easy. When he has the ball, just keep my eye on him getting to my open spots, so he’ll be able to see me and get me the ball.”ISSUE OF OPTICSOne of the most popular ways to characterize KCP from the outside has been to regard him as a pawn in a larger game.Caldwell-Pope has heard a lot of unflattering observations about his relationship with Paul: Some fans regard him as mere flotsam attached to the megadeals of James and Davis, a sweetener signing for Klutch. But that overlooks a longstanding relationship between the two that goes back to when he was in high school before Paul was his agent.Though Paul did not represent KCP when he first turned pro, he wanted to represent him for years, vividly recalling a game in which Caldwell-Pope torched USC as a sophomore guard for Georgia.“Quietness can be taken for granted, he’s hung in there, he’s been through situations,” he said. “They don’t always understand optics of a situation. People see something and say, ‘Oh, that’s automatically true.’ There’s layers to those things.”That’s how both Paul and Caldwell-Pope characterize their break from the Detroit Pistons: It had layers. Though reports at the time cited an $80 million, five-year contract offer from the Pistons (which Klutch would dispute), the franchise eventually parted with Caldwell-Pope, making him an unrestricted free agent after four seasons. The Lakers scooped him up for a one-year, $17.7-year deal in the summer of 2017.When general manager Rob Pelinka went biblical and compared adding Caldwell-Pope to “bread from heaven,” it was probably a better reflection of how desperate the Lakers were for a scorer rather than the player KCP really was. But such a grandiose introduction hurt KCP down the line when it was revealed that he was serving a 25-day jail sentence for a March 2017 incident (when he was in Detroit) in which he was stopped under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.To this day, Caldwell-Pope calls the 2017-18 season “a real test” that he and his family had to endure. But he wonders if he had played to expectations if fans might have embraced him differently.“That incident still roams in the fans’ minds or whatever,” he said. “I feel like the criticism and bad stuff don’t come unless I’m playing bad. … If I started the season how everyone in their minds wanted me to start the season, it wouldn’t be what it is now.”One person he’s always felt supported by is Paul. Even though Paul has his other clients on the Lakers roster, he pointedly makes time midgame to speak to KCP.In the end, KCP has no regrets about leaving the Pistons. With the Lakers, he thinks he ended up where he needs to be.“I am in a better situation here, and I love it here,” he said. “I’m thinking of my family. My family enjoys it. My teammates are incredible. Just to be a part of this organization and this group, it’s amazing with all the history behind the Lakers, I’m just glad to be a part of it.”TRUSTING HIS TALENTIt was the second straight season in a row Caldwell-Pope started slow, but 0 for 11? Lakers fans, already on a short fuse, started booing him almost right away.He finally made a shot in the third game against Charlotte, but he continued to struggle: He blew layups, he missed the 3-point shots he had practiced so rigidly. While Coach Frank Vogel still lauded his defensive effort, the shots weren’t falling.Matthews felt the flak that KCP felt: Many of the same people who unloaded on him on social media tagged him as well, spreading the blame to his shooting coach.“Both of us were keeping each other going,” Matthews said. “People were attacking him and me on Twitter, saying negative things. It was a hard moment.”But for all the criticism he felt outside the locker room, within, he felt supported. Dwight Howard notably came to his defense in an Instagram post, then backed it up in a postgame interview, saying KCP would be needed “to win this championship.” Kidd worked with him on getting back to basics; his trainers kept up positive feedback.Even though he wasn’t making shots, his mechanics weren’t broken. The people who tracked him thought he would bounce back. Paul said Howard’s defense of KCP was a crucial moment. He never understood why people at Staples Center booed him.“It’s like, ‘You think I’m out there trying to miss?’” Paul said. “To me, that’s just a miseducation of someone spectating a sport. Here’s a case when a fan can always boo: a player giving a lack of effort. But when a guy is giving effort, night in and night out, then just missing shots, you’re telling me you’re perfect?”Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
1 Chelsea fans appear to think their team have turned a corner after their Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev. Chelsea fans appear to think their team have turned a corner after their Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev. After leading 1-0, the Blues conceded 13 minutes from time in the Stamford Bridge clash, and it looked as though they could have continued their poor form by conceding a second. Jose Mourinho’s side showed excellent character and resilience to grab a winner as Willian scored a stunning 25-yard free-kick. The home crowd were clear in voicing their support for the Portuguese manager and here is their reaction to the 2-1 victory. Despite a mistake from goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, fans can see an upturn in results, starting with Stoke at the weekend as they took to Twitter to state their optimism.