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  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Dwane Casey stated that Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) may be unavailable until after the All-Star break.

    Kennard has been sidelined since mid-December. He was having a career season with 15.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game prior to getting injured. Hopefully Kennard will return at full health when he is finally available.

    Source: James Edwards III on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls and no update on his status has been provided.

    Kennard was set to miss "at least two weeks" with his knee soreness, but he hit that mark two days ago and we've yet to receive news of a re-evaluation or a possible return date. He is hard to hold in leagues without an IL spot, but he was a top-65 player at the beginning of the season with Blake Griffin out and he would be in good position to match that production on this offensively challenged Pistons' roster. Keep him in the backs of your minds.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard will miss at least the next two weeks as he continues to deal with bilateral knee tendinitis.

    We had long suspected that something else was up with Kennard's knee, since he had seen no improvement from back when the soreness first appeared over the summer. He's been diagnosed with tendinitis, which isn't all that serious for players as young as Kennard, and the team has finally designed a treatment plan. That bodes well for his availability later on in the season. Still, this is a downer for a player who had been in the midst of a breakout season. He's a drop in standard leagues without IL slots, but keep monitoring his status.

    Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (knees) will not play on Thursday against the Wizards.

    Bruce Brown (calves) is also out so look for the Pistons to really lean into their remaining healthy players, who are pretty much maxed out already in terms of production.

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) was downgraded to out for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

    Kennard has been sporadically missing games with this knee issue and has been struggling with it since last summer. The fact that it hasn't improved is worrisome and it probably means we should expect Kennard to miss more time with this moving forward. When healthy (and without Blake), Kennard can put up top-60 numbers, but when Detroit is at full healthy, he is nothing more than a threes and points depth piece.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Sixers.

    Kennard has been in and out the lineup over the last few weeks and may benefit from a few games of rest. He's been one of the bright spots for the Pistons this season and should continue to have have top-100 value going forward.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard hit four threes on Saturday, scoring 16 points with four rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes.

    Luke Kennard was listed as probable with knee soreness but was able to play and put together a well-rounded line. Kennard is a top-80 player on the season and should be inside the top-100 moving forward with a safe role on the Pistons.

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (knee soreness) is in the starting lineup on Saturday night.

    No surprises here, though Derrick Rose was also initially probable and ultimately ruled out. Kennard is safe to get back into lineups.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) is probable for Saturday's tilt with the Bulls.

    Kennard sat out on Friday and luckily this injury appears to be minor, with the Pistons perhaps just punting the tough part of their back-to-back set. Bruce Brown, Tony Snell and Langston Galloway will return to their modest roles tonight.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) will not play on Friday.

    Kennard remains "doubtful" on the league's official report but morning news from beat writers tends to be more reliable. Look for Langston Galloway, Tony Snell and Svi Mykhailiuk to be more active than usual tonight, with Galloway the best bet for fantasy value.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) is officially doubtful to face the Celtics on Friday.

    Kennard has surpassed many people's expectations this year, posting value inside the top 100. If he misses Friday's game, Langston Galloway and Svi Mykhailiuk become the best perimeter shooters for the Pistons.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard was kept under wraps on Wednesday, scoring seven points on 2-of-5 shooting despite 32 minutes of playing time.

    Kennard is still posting top-90/85 value on the year but has slowed down of late with just top-115/145 value in the last two weeks. He should bounce back in time, as there's no real threat to his minutes from any of Detroit's other wing alternatives. We're not fretting about Reggie Jackson's eventual return, either.

  • Bruce Brown
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Bruce Brown picked up some of the slack with Detroit's starting frontcourt out on Monday as he put up 20 points (5-of-10 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), six rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two triples in 27 minutes in a home loss to the Wizards.

    Brown has had some great games this season when the Pistons have been missing starters, but he's still too inconsistent to count on in 12-team leagues. He's hanging around the top-100 over the last month, so keep him in mind if you need a streamer to get you a little of everything. Luke Kennard had a nice line as well with 14 points, six boards, six dimes and two treys in 37 minutes.

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) is available on Saturday vs. the Rockets.

    Kennard has been dealing with knee issues since training camp and the preseason. He has been contributing in points, threes and assists to be a standard-league player.

    Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter

  • Luke Kennard
    SG, Detroit Pistons

    Luke Kennard (bilateral knee soreness) is being listed as questionable vs. Houston on Saturday.

    Kennard has already missed a game with knee soreness this season and dealt with knee issues throughout training camp and the preseason. It doesn't seem that Kennard is at risk of suffering a longer term injury here, but it's concerning that the issue hasn't gone away and the team taking the injury seriously enough to design a maintenance program for the 23-year-old. He's having a breakout season despite the nicks and bruises and, despite having a lower usage rate next to Blake Griffin, Kennard is doing enough in points, threes and assists to remain a rest-of-season asset.

    Source: NBA Injury Report