Defending NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers and guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope have mutual interest in signing a new contract, according to Brad Turner. KCP opted out of his player option and is currently a free agent.
The main issue right now is for both parties to find a mutually acceptable salary for the 27-year-old guard. Caldwell-Pope was supposed to earn $8.4 million the coming season but he will look to get a better deal.
Last season, Caldwell-Pope averaged 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the eventual champions.