Former Georgia Bulldogs guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is expected to be a mid-first round selection in tonight’s NBA Draft, but he seems to have an idea of what team could select him and his comments narrowed speculation down to two.
Caldwell-Pope has been paying attention to his stock throughout the draft process and he has been enjoying watching his stock on the rise.
“Just moving up in the draft, it just made me proud of myself,” Caldwell-Pope said, via NBC Sports.
While Caldwell-Pope cannot be 100 percent sure where he will spend his rookie year playing, he stated that he expects to go to a team that he has worked out for and that he expects to go in the top ten.
“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.”
When you look at the teams Caldwell-Pope worked out for — Minnesota Timberwolves (No. 9), Portland Trail Blazers (No. 10), Dallas Mavericks (No. 13), Milwaukee Bucks (No. 15), Boston Celtics (No. 16) and Cleveland Cavaliers (No. 19) — the Wolves and Trail Blazers are the only two teams selecting in the top ten.
If Caldwell-Pope’s top ten prediction is going to come true, it looks like you can pencil him in to one of those two teams — at least that is where he expects to land.