Denver Nuggets, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agree to 2-year, $30 million contract extension

Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed to a two-year, $30 million extension, his agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, told ESPN on Wednesday night.

The deal, which begins with the 2023-24 season, includes a player option, Paul said.

Caldwell-Pope had entered the final year of his contract, which will net him $14 million. The guaranteed money in the deal will take Caldwell-Pope’s career earnings to $120 million.

Caldwell-Pope, 29, joined the Nuggets in a trade with the Washington Wizards two weeks ago and is expected to be a key 3-and-D performer to join MVP Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.

Caldwell-Pope is expected to benefit from Jokic’s great passing ability. He’s a 41% catch-and-shoot 3-point shooter over the past two years and ranks in the top 10 out of 59 players who attempt 500 of those shots, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research.

Caldwell-Pope shot 44.8% at open 3-pointers with Washington last season, which put him in the top 10 players with 150 tries, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Nuggets general manager Calvin Booth acquired Caldwell-Pope in the trade that sent Will Barton and Monte Morris to Washington. In Caldwell-Pope’s first full season with the Wizards, he started in 77 games, averaging 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

In his career — including stints with the Detroit Pistons and Los Angeles Lakers — Caldwell-Pope has averaged 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. Denver Nuggets, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agree to 2-year, $30 million contract extension

Emma Bowman is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button