Caldwell-Pope was a restricted free agent heading into the summer. But with the Pistons signing Langston Galloway and also trading for Avery Bradley from the Celtics earlier Friday, they don’t have the necessary cap space to match offers to be able to keep the 24-year-old shooting guard.
Bradley also plays the same position as Caldwell-Pope, who has drawn interest from both the Brooklyn Nets and the Lakers.
The six-foot-five shooting guard averaged 13.8 points and a career-high 2.5 assists last season with the Pistons. Now that Caldwell-Pope is an unrestricted free agent, it’ll be easier for teams to offer him a deal knowing they don’t have to compete with Detroit’s front office.