September 28, 2017, 10:05 am
Pistons’ coach Stan Van Gundy said it will be hard to keep rookie Luke Kennard off the floor.
Kennard showed exactly why the Pistons drafted him this offseason when he lit it up in Summer League. Kennard showed the poise to make smart decisions in high-pressure situations, knock down clutch shots and just flat out score the ball. He averaged 17.2 points and shot 48 percent from behind the arc, putting his elite shooting skills on display. The Pistons traded for Avery Bradley this offseason, on top of Reggie Jackson, Ish Smith, Tobias Harris and Andre Drummond. Kennard almost definitely won’t be starting, but he’ll be a crucial part of the Pistons’ second unit.