April 22, 2019, 11:45 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard came off the bench on Monday night and scored just 11 points with one triple in 32 minutes.
Kennard had a pair of four-trey games to start the series, but he was mostly invisible in this one. There's still reason for optimism when Kennard enters his third season with the Pistons, especially if he can secure a consistant starting role.
April 20, 2019, 10:42 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard played 37 minutes in Saturday's loss against the Bucks, finishing with 9 points (4-of-9 from the field), seven rebounds and two assists.
It was weird to see a 3-point specialist not even attempt a single shot from beyond the arc. The Pistons need every support they could get outside Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond if they want to avoid a sweep from the Bucks. If Kennard continues to play like this, then it's easy to say that their next game will be their last for the year.
April 17, 2019, 10:30 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard started in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 19 points (6-of-13 from the field), four 3-pointers, four rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes.
Kennard lead the Pistons in scoring for the second straight game, and really seems like he's the only player capable of getting his own shot. This series is over, but if there can be one positive taken away for Detroit its that Kennard has really shown progression in his second season, and should continue to as he heads into his third.
April 17, 2019, 7:40 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Bucks, sending Bruce Brown to the bench.
Kennard was the only guy who was able to get his own shot in the last one, so it's possible that he could be relied on a lot in this game game with Blake Griffin ruled out.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
April 14, 2019, 10:10 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard scored a team-high 21 points on 8-for-14 shooting, adding four rebounds, four treys and two assists in Sunday night's 86-121 loss in Game 1 against the Bucks.
Kennard played 28 minutes off the bench and was the only Piston to show up to play against the Bucks. Kennard is considered by some to be the X-factor for the Pistons in this series and has shown effectiveness all season when given minutes. The Pistons will be looking for more of the same from Kennard going forward in the series.
April 11, 2019, 12:57 amLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard ended the season with a bang, dropping 27 points on 9-of-14 shooting (four 3s) with five rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes on Wednesday.
The sophomore was a revelation this season, taking a big leap post-All-Star break to become, on and off, a reliable source of threes and points without getting mugged in the field goal percentage category. He's a player to watch come 2019-20 with a game in the underrated Joe Harris mold of being an efficient contributor on offense. Don't let his 235/230 8/9-cat per-game values lull you into sleeping on him in 2019-20. Kennard, if given the opportunity will be a player who can exceed pre-draft expectations as one of 2018-19's more subdued breakout performers.
April 7, 2019, 9:13 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) played on Sunday and posted seven points, five rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes of action.
Kennard was listed as probable but the Pistons didn't update his status prior to tipoff. He outplayed Langston Galloway (17 minutes) today and if those two are going to be fairly equal in terms of playing time, neither will be worth your time outside of deep leagues.
April 6, 2019, 7:10 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Hornets.
Kennard didn't play well on Friday as he played through the injury, but he should still be good for Sunday. He's cooled off a little over the past few weeks and you can find better options.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 5, 2019, 10:33 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) dropped a dud in 16 minutes on Friday, missing both of his shots to finish scoreless with two assists and a steal.
The Pistons can play the hot hand between Kennard, Wayne Ellington and Langston Galloway, and while Kennard does have standard-league upside you should be able to find more productive fliers at this point, especially considering he's dealing with a nagging injury.
April 4, 2019, 6:17 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) is listed as probable ahead of Friday's game against the Thunder.
Kennard has been dealing with this injury for the past week but has only missed one game as a result. The probable tag means that Kennard is all but guaranteed to play as he was able to play on Wednesday even though he had a "doubtful" tag. When healthy, Kennard is a 3-point specialist who can only be looked at as a streamer except for deep leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 3, 2019, 10:17 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) returned to the lineup on Wednesday and scored 10 points with two threes.
Kennard, who was listed as doubtful earlier today, played 28 minutes and added three rebounds, two assists and a turnover to his stat line. In the right matchups, Kennard is a viable streamer as he has the occasional scoring output, but this is pretty much the standard with him.
April 3, 2019, 5:31 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) will play on Wednesday vs. the Pacers.
Kennard was previously listed as doubtful but with Blake Griffin already ruled out, the Pistons will need all the depth they can get to try and beat a very good Pacers team. Kennard will split time on the wing with Wayne Ellington, Langston Galloway. All three guys can be used as dart throws.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
April 2, 2019, 6:23 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
The Pistons are listing Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) as doubtful to play Wednesday against the Pacers.
An early doubtful tag is never good. Wayne Ellington, Langston Galloway, Bruce Brown and Glenn Robinson III will see some extra minutes, with Ellington and Galloway being the only viable streamers of the bunch.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 2, 2019, 1:51 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Dwane Casey said that Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) remains day-to-day moving forward.
If Kennard is unable to go on Wednesday, his minutes will likely be spread out amongst Wayne Ellington, Langston Galloway, Bruce Brown and Glenn Robinson III. Ellington and Galloway are the only viable streamers of the bunch.
Source: Vincent Ellis on Twitter
April 1, 2019, 6:29 pmLuke Kennard - G - Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (right foot soreness) has been ruled out of Monday's game with the Pacers.
Kennard's absence means that the wing minutes should be clear for Wayne Ellington and Langston Galloway. Others like Bruce Brown, Khyri Thomas and Jose Calderon might get increases in playing time but other than the two sharpshooters we can't recommend using anyone in this group in a fantasy lineup.
Source: Johnny Kane on Twitter