Report: Lakers bring back McGee, Caldwell-Pope
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 06, 2019 03:34 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against the Indiana Pacers on November 29, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
In need of a supporting cast to surround LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the LA Lakers are bringing back a pair of familiar faces.
The Lakers are expected to bring back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on a two year, $16 million deal, per league sources.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 6, 2019
JaVale McGee has agreed to return to the Lakers, where he’ll likely start at center, league sources tell ESPN. It’s a two-year, $8.2 million deal, with a player option.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 6, 2019
ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne reports that the team will re-sign center JaVale McGee and swingman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to two-year deals.
The moves come on the heels of the team reaching an agreement with free agent Danny Green, though the team struck out on forming a big three with Kawhi Leonard.
Caldwell-Pope last season averaged 11.4 points, shooting 43.0% from the field, with 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists, while playing all 82 games. McGee on the other hand put up a career-best 12.0 points, plus 7.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks.