Lakers news: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope evades 12-month probation period but it will cost Los Angeles some games
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope won’t be able to leave the State of California for 25 days

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After signing a lucrative one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason, many get a strong impression on why Kentavious Caldwell-Pope may have a lot of love for his new city.

However, his stay in Los Angeles did not start well as he was sentenced to 12 months of probation after pleading guilty to allowing someone to operate his motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Now, he will be eligible to end it early, if he completes a 25-day program, which includes the requirement not to leave the state of California throughout that period, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

“As a result of his professional basketball work schedule, the court has modified the sentence and released him from probation early so long as he completes an intensive program over the next 25 days. There will be some travel restrictions, but we are pleased that Kentavious will now continue with his NBA season and move forward in a positive manner from this experience.”

That would mean that the 24-year-old Georgia product will be forced to miss some road games for the struggling Lakers. It will be a huge blow to his team as he has been playing well so far this season, with averages of 14.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.8 steals in 34.5 minutes per game.