Report: Caldwell-Pope, Lakers agree to three-year, $40M deal

Los Angeles Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) goes up for a basket against Miami Heat's Duncan Robinson (55) during the first half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Free-agent wing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed to a three-year, $40 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Per Charania, the third year of Caldwell-Pope's deal contains a partial guarantee, and he'll have a $15 million average salary over next two seasons.

After playing a key role on the Lakers team that just won the 2020 title, Caldwell-Pope reportedly had many suitors vying for his services. Evidently, the pull to return to the defending champions (who have shored up their roster well this off-season) was too tempting to resist.

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