April 24, 2018, 10:30 amLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Pistons want young players Luke Kennard and Henry Ellenson to gain strength in the offseason.
Stan Van Gundy's message to both players heading into the offseason was to get stronger as they have offensive promise but raise concerns defensively. After averaging 6.4 points in 18 minutes his first 54 games, Kennard capitalized on the opportunity and averaged 11.3 points in 26 minutes over the final 19 games of the season. His shooting has never been questioned and he was second among rookies in 3-point percentage (41.5 percent), behind only to Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (43.4 percent). Ellenson scored 13 and 14 points, respectively, in two of the first five games of the year but he didn't hit double figures again until the final four games. He appeared in 38 games and logged 10 minutes or more in only 14. It’s unclear whether Ellenson and/or Kennard will play in the Summer League.
Source: Michigan Live