Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been a player that Detroit Pistons’ fans have always been torn on. But you know who isn’t undecided about Caldwell-Pope? Pistons’ owner Tom Gores who says Caldwell-Pope belongs with the Pistons.
This decision isn’t totally up to Gores. Stan Van Gundy and Jeff Bower have a say so too, but neither have given any indication that they don’t want Caldwell-Pope back. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that Van Gundy probably views Caldwell-Pope as an irreplaceable player too.
Sure Caldwell-Pope might have some say too, but he’s a restricted free agent and short of signing a one-year qualifying offer which is almost unheard of (Greg Monroe) there’s not much he can do.
This offseason will be interesting, particularly when factored with how the Pistons close out the second half of the season.