It's been an up-and-down season for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's second year in the league. In line for the starting job and a significant role, he's struggled at times with consistency, particularly on the offensive end.
But in February, KCP has found his groove. Since January 31, Caldwell-Pope is averaging 16 points on 57 percent true shooting, including 47 percent from three on 5.7 attempts per game. It's the best stretch of his professional career, and has helped boost his three point shooting percentage up to a respectable 36.5 percent for the year.
He's been getting it done in a variety of ways, off catch-and-shoot situations, stepping back on a pick-and-roll, and in transition opportunities. That kind of versatility has allowed him to get up three pointers at a voluminous rate.
Caldwell-Pope is currently tied for 14th in the league in three point shots made, which is even more impressive considering his age. As DBBer KCP for 3 and it's through pointed out, Caldwell-Pope currently leads the league in three point shots made among players 21 years old during the season and younger (KCP just turned 22 last week).
And he's on pace to finish the season among impressive company historically. If he continues at his current pace, he'll finish the season with 159 made three pointers. That would put him third all time among his age group.
Caldwell-Pope certainly still has some rough edges to smooth out - most importantly, making a jump in his trips to the free throw line like he did in college. But he's still a very young player and there's some notable signs of development in his game.