Los Angeles Lakers were able to find several go-to-guys in the 115-94 win vs. the Sacramento Kings on Friday. More importantly, Frank Vogel saw Kentavious Caldwell-Pope getting off his slump contributing effectively for LA.
The veteran guard/forward was among the players who were openly shopped by the Lakers during the trade deadline, However, Caldwell-Pope blamed himself for his latest struggles prior to Friday’s contest.
(via Silverscreen and Roll):
“I should have known to be aggressive, hunt shots, shoot the ball, try to get more attempts up, just be out there playing hard,” Caldwell-Pope said. “[Vogel] came to me and was like ‘man, I need you to be aggressive. Look for your shots.’”
The Lakers 3-and-D wing found his footing in the game against the Kings, where he put up a double-double with 13 and 10 rebounds shooting 4-out-of-7 from deep.
His team shot an impressive 51 percent from three-point range to prevail against the red-hot Sacramento Kings. KCP credited his teammates for Friday’s performance.
“We try to pick each other up no matter what is going on. The slump I’m in now, I’ve had guys come up to me every day and continue to tell me to shoot the ball,” Caldwell-Pope said.