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Chicago Bulls, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope — Unrestricted

Since being drafted no. 8 overall back in the 2013 NBA Draft, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hasn’t quite lived up to the billing of a top-10 pick. Originally drafted by the Detroit Pistons, Caldwell-Pope spent the first four years of his pro career in the Motor City. He followed that up by two years with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Coming out of Georgia, he was projected to be a fairly decent scorer, but mostly a guy who will do a lot of things well. He wasn’t necessarily going to be an elite player as a pro, but Caldwell-Pope was supposed to be a solid defender and an above-average scorer. As a no. 8 overall pick, you’d expect that at the very least.

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Caldwell-Pope has never averaged more than 14.5 points per game, and has never shot the ball over 43 percent from the field. He’s been an OK defender, but nothing that screams “lottery pick.” Out of all the guys on this list, he’s probably my least-favorite. But, he is still incredibly young and, hopefully, would come cheap.

Last year, he made $12 million with the Lakers. I don’t see any way that he lived up to that value, and if the Bulls could get him for around $5-to-$8 million, he might be worth a shot as a backup wing.