Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is still playing as he serves jail sentence

Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Plays For Team While Serving Jail Sentence

Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope being let out of jail to play in NBA games

As part of the work-release program, Caldwell-Pope isn't allowed to leave the state and must return after practice and games where he also is required to submit to a breath test.

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The Lakers were once known for being innovative in the ways they brought newfound ways of playing basketball on the court and now they can once again reclaim that reputation though not exactly in the way they would have hoped for. Caldwell-Pope is not allowed to leave the state, which will result in missed games in Houston and Minneapolis. The detention stay is that program.

Caldwell-Pope was cited for driving a vehicle while intoxicated on March 29 in Auburn Hills, Mich., when he was a member of the Detroit Pistons.

Caldwell-Pope pleaded guilty to violating his probation on December 13, per the Los Angeles Times.

As for the conditions Pope is dealing with while in detention, "The Seal Beach facility charges $120 per night to inmates in the work-release program". Inmates may not watch TV after lights out, which starts at 10 p.m.

The Lakers released a statement on Saturday saying that the team are "abiding by the terms of a program for Kentavious that were established for him by a court in the state of MI".

Caldwell-Pope, who signed a one-year, $18 million deal with the Lakers last offseason, is the team's fourth-leading scorer averaging 14.2 points to go along with 4.9 rebounds through 24 games.

"With the court situation, we came up with the agreement that, I still get to carry on with my season but only in the state of California for the 25-day restriction that I have", Caldwell-Pope said Saturday.

He will be able to play for the Lakers at Golden State on December 22.

Information from ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Ohm Youngmisuk was used in this report.

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