Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and his agency, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, informed ESPN on Wednesday night that they had reached an agreement on a two-year, $30 million extension.
According to Paul, the agreement includes a player option and will begin with the 2023–24 season.
The last year of Caldwell-contract, Pope’s which will earn him $14 million, had just begun. Caldwell-career Pope’s earnings will reach $120 million thanks to the deal’s guaranteed money.
The 29-year-old Caldwell-Pope was acquired by the Nuggets from the Washington Wizards two weeks ago in a deal, and he is anticipated to be an important 3-and-D player to support MVP Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, and Michael Porter Jr.
It is expected that Caldwell-Pope will profit from Jokic’s excellent passing skills. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, he has a catch-and-shoot 3-point shooting percentage of 41% over the past two years, placing him in the top 10 among 59 players who have attempted 500 of these shots.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Caldwell-Pope was among the top 10 players among players with 150 attempts last season, shooting 44.8 % on open 3-pointers while playing for Washington.
Caldwell-Pope was acquired by Nuggets general manager Calvin Booth in the deal that sent Will Barton and Monte Morris to Washington. Caldwell-Pope started 77 games in his first full season with the Wizards and averaged 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per contest.
Caldwell-Pope has averaged 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game throughout the course of his career, which has included stints with both the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers.