Caldwell-Pope (suspension) had his rights renounced by the Pistons on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. This comes only an hour after finalizing a trade with the Boston Celtics to acquire perimeter hawk Avery Bradley and a 2019 second-round pick for forward Marcus Morris.
After the Bradley deal, the Pistons are expected to be about $16.5 million below the hard cap, meaning they could not match any offers for Caldwell-Pope larger than that figure.
The Brooklyn Nets are expected to be one of his major suitors if the Washington Wizards end up matching the $106.5 million offer sheet for swingman Otto Porter. Caldwell-Pope led the team in scoring 17 times and among National Basketball Association league leaders, he ranked 37 in minutes per game (33.3 mpg).
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Caldwell-Pope last season in 76 games for Detroit averaged 13.8 points per game and 33.3 minutes per game.
The escalation of the Pistons' payroll would've made it impossible for them to match an offer sheet without shedding contracts.
Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) reacts after being called for a technical foul during the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Over his first four seasons in the league, he played in 314 career games with the Pistons, averaging close to 12 PPG and knocking down better than 33 percent of his attempts from behind the long line.