Free-agent guard-forward Kentavious Caldwell-Pope reached an agreement on a one-year, $18 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, a person with direct knowledge of negotiations told USA TODAY Sports.

The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly until the deal was official. 

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Caldwell-Pope started free agency as a restricted free agent but the Detroit Pistons withdrew his qualifying offer after they acquired guard Avery Bradley in a trade with the Boston Celtics. That made Caldwell-Pope an unrestricted free agent, and he will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, too.

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