Los Angeles Lakers: Top 5 shooting guards of the 2010 decade

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3. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 2017-19

We have a current Laker that made the list! Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is far from a star, but in his time in Los Angeles, he has been above average on offense and average on defense. Despite a rough start to this year he has leveled out to be a good role player and is one of the Lakers breakout players this year.

He has been good on both ends of the floor this season. He currently boasts a +5.6 net-rating, although his 107 defensive rating is grouped up into league average, he has continued to lower it as the season has gone on. His upward trend continues as his defensive rating was a 110.1 last season.

Offensively KCP isn’t a dynamic scorer. He won’t light up the scoreboard on any night. But what he is providing the Lakers is floor spacing. He is shooting splits of .474/.430/.787 this season. These stats have led to his highest eFG% and TS% this season by far.

Over the course of three seasons with the Lakers, KCP has hit 365-of-977 3-pointers, good for a 37.4% rate. Through some rough times, he has provided consistency for the Lakers. He has gotten a taste of all teams in Los Angeles. He’s played on a bad team, average team and a contender in his three seasons.

Due to his ability to stretch the floor and continuing to improve, he lands at number three on this list. He’s not one of the best scorers but his impact he is currently having and has had can’t be looked past.