PHOENIX, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 18: Head coach Frank Vogel of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts during the first half of the NBA preseason game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 18, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on the performance of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Vogel, the head coach of the Lakers, said he is proud of how Caldwell-Pope has settled in his role with the defending champions.

“When you see a guy that plays as hard as he does, who adds value whether he’s making shots or missing shots, guys like that get minutes,” Vogel said, via Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group.

For his part, Caldwell-Pope had 23 points and a season-high seven three-pointers (7/10), as the Lakers defeated the Bucks (113-106).