Jordan Hill contested Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s drive to the rim. Bad idea.
The Detroit Pistons invested the No. 8 overall selection of the 2013 NBA Draft in shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The 2013 SEC Player of the Year possessed intriguing defensive potential and a well-rounded offensive skills et.
As the Indiana Pacers found out, Caldwell-Pope is also an explosive finisher at the rim.
After struggling as a rookie, KCP began to put things together in 2014-15. A major reason for his rise in production was a blend of freedom and definition in the role he played under Stan Van Gundy.
With Caldwell-Pope on the rise, it’s only fair that he elevated to baptize Jordan Hill at the rim:
Send the children to bed and turn off your television screens; that was a heinous crime.
Caldwell-Pope and the Pistons fell to Hill and the Indiana Pacers 94-82. That’s the ultimate measure of retribution on Hill’s behalf, but it doesn’t change the fact that Caldwell-Pope put him on a poster.
Chances are, the internet will care more about the dunk than the result.
Caldwell-Pope finished the loss with 12 points, five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 42 minutes played. He shot 4-of-13 from the field, went 0-for-3 from 3-point range and converted 4-of-5 free throw attempts.
Hill provided the Pacers with 10 points, six rebounds, one assist and a steal in 23 minutes of action. He converted at a clip of 5-of-9 from the field.
Hill may have played with more efficiency, but the Twittersphere has already crowned Caldwell-Pope as the champion of the game.