Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is struggling from beyond the arc and Lakers head coach Frank Vogel wants to find a solution on that.
Vogel said he is not worried about Caldwell-Pope’s struggles, yet the Lakers don’t want him to take guarded shots.
“Ever since he had that 7-for-10 game in Milwaukee and was putting up plus-50% shooting from the 3 opposing coaches, they target guys like that. Like, ‘We’ve got to make sure he doesn’t get going,’ and they help less.
He’s not getting as many clean looks. Combine that with the fact that we’re probably kind of in the dog days of the season right now, he just came back to Earth a little bit with the open looks he is getting, but not anything I’m worried about.
We don’t want him taking guarded shots. We want our whole team taking open shots, so if that means he’s getting those shots, then we want him being aggressive. We don’t want him passing up open shots, which he’s not doing, but we don’t want him forcing,” Vogel said about Caldwell-Pope, via Lakers Nation.
Since hitting seven three-pointers against the Bucks on January 21 (7/10), Caldwell-Pope is shooting just 35.6% from the field and 25% from beyond the arc.