Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope changed his game and his performance has impressed many experts across the league. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel talked about Kentavious and his drastic improvement.
Vogel praised his player for his work ethic. KCP has an important role with the team and Vogel likes it. He reflected on the growth the guard has shown over the past two years.
“It’s one of the more rewarding things in coaching, when you have a player that was basically not a fan-favorite of Laker Nation to start the season last year,” Vogel said. “But when you see a guy who plays as hard as he does, that brings value whether he’s making shots or missing shots, guys like that earn minutes. And when they earn minutes, they get more comfortable shooting the basketball.”
Frank Vogel is impressed with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Caldwell-Pope is averaging 11.2 points per game with the Lakers. He is shooting 56.9 percent from 3-point line and 54.8 percent from the field. KCP helped his teammates win the championship inside the NBA bubble. He was averaging 12.8 points in the series against Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat. Vogel is well aware of the fact that the Lakers success has transferred into 2021.
“He really had a remarkable growth year last year and has taken it to another level this year. He really does appear to feel very comfortable in his role this year, and he’s a big part of the early season success that we’ve had so far.”
Vogel’s team is tied with its city rival at the top of the West. The Lakers have 12-4 record at this point of the season. They have a really good chance to dominate the playoffs and win back-to-back titles.
KCP should keep doing his job. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are brilliant on the floor. But, they have to stay healthy to finish the season with a ring.
Los Angeles showed impressive potential at the beginning of the season. Let’s see how will things flow for the purple and gold. It’s a long season full of challenges and obstacles. KCP will have a big role later in the season.