NEW YORK – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said he hasn’t worked out with the Pistons and hasn’t had contact with the Pistons.
So, of course, he isn’t expecting to become a Piston during tomorrow night’s NBA Draft.
“It would be surprising just to go to a team that I didn’t work out for,” Caldwell-Pope said. “They haven’t seen me, what I can do. it would just be surprising to me.”
Caldwell-Pope said he didn’t work out for a single team who picks before Detroit (except the Cavaliers, but I’m guessing he was auditioning for their No. 19 pick rather than their No. 1 pick), so I’d think the Pistons could have arranged a work out if they wanted one. Caldwell-Pope said he let his agent arrange workouts, so declining a workout in Detroit wouldn’t have been his call personally if he were invited for one.
Perhaps, the Pistons just have no interest in Caldwell-Pope. Or perhaps, this is a smokescreen to mask their interest in him. That possibility could even include a covert workout both sides agreed not to publicize.
It’s not impossible to concoct a scenario where the Pistons will draft Caldwell-Pope, but Occam’s Razor says they’re not drafting him.
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