Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and his contract extension has been a subject of much discussion and speculation over the summer. But there has been little of the way of solid news for the most part.
Jeff Bower provided a bit of that Friday by confirming that the team is currently in talks with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Bullock about contract extensions.
"The thing for both of them, we have had some discussions with their representatives," Bower said. "They both know the value we have on them, as far as the organization and their growth potentially down the road.
"We're all in agreement about that atmosphere and environment. We're probably going to take those talks further through the month to see if there's an opportunity to reach an extension now."
The two players will be on the final year of their rookie contracts for the coming season. Justin Lambregtse laid out the pros and cons of a Kentavious Caldwell-Pope extension in his article earlier this summer.
For both players, an extension before the season gets started will be a bet in favor of a strong season shooting the ball. Bullock looked like a different player before and after the All Star break, shooting 5 percent (yes, 5 percent) from the field pre-All Star and 53 percent after.
Meanwhile KCP shot a career low 31 percent from three point range last year. But a return to normal or step forward from his previous averages would put Caldwell-Pope in the conversation among the league’s best shooting guards.
So what do you think? Would the Pistons be better off working out extensions now or waiting until the summer?