Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of Los Angeles Lakers will be cleared Monday to travel out of state
LOS ANGELES — Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is being released from the Seal Beach Detention Center on Monday morning and would be permitted to travel with the team outside of California, league sources tell ESPN.
The 6-foot-6 shooting guard is near the conclusion of a 25-day sentence for a probation violation that originally occurred from an arrest in March for suspicion of a DUI in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Sources say he will no longer be on probation and will have no restrictions on his driver’s license.
Caldwell-Pope played in only one of the team’s past five road games due to the sentence. The contest he participated in was in the Bay Area against the Golden State Warriors.
During this process, he was allowed to leave the facility to go to practice and Lakers games in California as part of a work-release program.
Before the sentencing, Caldwell-Pope was averaging 14.2 points in his first season with the Lakers, but he has since struggled during this ordeal. He joined the team in July on a one-year, $18 million deal after being heavily recruited in the first week of the free-agency period.
The Lakers are riding a nine-game losing streak, the longest such streak in the league.