October 28, 2019, 9:32 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard scored 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting with three boards, four dimes and three 3-pointers against the Pacers on Monday.
Kennard got the starting nod in place of Reggie Jackson (back) and even before the news he was worth holding onto. He's not going to be this efficient every night, but the volume of treys will be there and he's worth a standard league add for owners in need of a short-term boost in triples.
October 28, 2019, 6:55 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard will start for the Pistons during Monday's game against the Pacers.
Kennard has been a pleasant surprise in the early going. Reggie Jackson's injury has provided greater opportunities, and Kennard has not been afraid to fire away.
Source: Detroit Pistons on Twitter
October 28, 2019, 5:33 pmReggie JacksonPG, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (lower back tightness) will not be available on Monday against the Pacers.
Jackson has been slow to recover after suffering the back injury on Thursday. Tim Frazier should slot into the lineup for the Pistons again. Reserves Derrick Rose and Luke Kennard have taken advantage of Jackson's absence so far.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
October 26, 2019, 9:57 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard played a team-high 32 minutes off the bench, scoring 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting in loss to the Sixers on Saturday.
Kennard continues to play major minutes off of the bench for the Pistons. His 32 minutes were a team-high and is being leaned on heavily to provide an offensive boost. After a 30 point outburst on opening night, he continues to shoot the ball aggressively and figures to provide nice upside in points leagues.
October 24, 2019, 11:58 pmReggie JacksonPG, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (back tightness) was limited to five points in 15 minutes as the Pistons fell 117-100 to the Hawks on Thursday.
Jackson left the game early after aggravating his back injury in the first half. He may in line to miss some more time, which would be a big boon to players like Luke Kennard and Derrick Rose, who probably have more fantasy upside anyway.
October 24, 2019, 9:50 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard didn't recreate his career night in Thursday's loss to the Hawks, but finished with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and three triples in 29 minutes.
All things said and done, it was a pretty good outing for Kennard. We were never expecting him to go off for 30 again, but if he can make some 3-pointers and be marginally productive with his playing time, we could see a JJ Redick-lite situation for deep leagues.
October 23, 2019, 9:57 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard used the "Force" to record a new career-high of 30 points on Wednesday, hitting six triples (ties career-high) with three rebounds and two assists on 8-of-13 shooting.
Kennard was a critical offensive weapon off the bench for the Pistons in this game. The sharpshooter started off the season on the right foot with this career night, but he's not likely going to sustain it. That said, he was still head and shoulders better than Bruce Brown, who had seven points, four boards and four dimes in 29 minutes as a starter.
October 23, 2019, 12:41 pmBruce BrownSG, Detroit Pistons
Pistons coach Dwane Casey stated that Bruce Brown will start on Wednesday against the Pacers.
This means that Luke Kennard should be coming off the bench. Brown has made the most of his preseason appearances after averaging 19.6 minutes as a rookie. Brown is best known for quickness and defense, so he does not possess broad fantasy appeal just yet.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
October 23, 2019, 11:31 amLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
With Blake Griffin out for at least two weeks, James L. Edwards of the Athletic is speculating that it would make sense for Luke Kennard to begin the season as a starter.
When Griffin missed the first two playoff games last season, Dwane Casey inserted Kennard into the starting lineup in order to generate more offense and he was the team’s best offensive players in those two games, averaging 20.0 points. Detroit’s second unit this season was supposed to have some offensive firepower with Kennard and Derrick Rose running things, but that could change drastically with Griffin now sidelined. Bruce Brown. would be the odd man out in this scenario, while Kennard could play his way into standard-league value if he can deliver consistently for a Pistons team that will have a hard time scoring.
Source: The Athletic
October 16, 2019, 6:01 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (knee) and Derrick Rose (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's preseason finale vs. the Hornets while Markieff Morris (illness) will be available.
Preseason is a time of caution. None of these injuries are believed to be serious so expect Kennard and Rose to play in the season opener. Morris will likely play limited minutes in tonight's preseason finale.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
October 16, 2019, 5:53 pmReggie JacksonPG, Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (back), Luke Kennard (knee) and Markieff Morris (illness) are all questionable for Wednesday's preseason matchup vs. the Hornets.
The Pistons are likely exercising caution while the games don't matter. They will be ready once the regular season rolls around. Monitor their status ahead of tip-off for DFS lineups.
Source: NBA Injury Report
October 15, 2019, 9:46 pmTony SnellSG, Detroit Pistons
Following up a zero-point performance, Tony Snell went for 17 points (6-for-11 FGs, 3-for-3 FTs), two rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes vs. the Sixers on Tuesday.
Snell may be the Pistons starting small forward, but games like this will be rare. There are many better options to stream for 1.5 threes per game. Luke Kennard had a decent game with 11 points, three boards, three dimes and two treys in 23 minutes.
October 9, 2019, 11:11 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard scored 19 points on 6-for-8 shooting including five threes, four rebounds, two assists and a steal as the Pistons beat the Mavs on Wednesday.
With it being recently reported that head coach Dwane Casey is still trying to figure out Kennard's role, it was an excellent time for the third-year wing to explode from deep. Kennard projects to be an efficient source of points and threes this season.
October 2, 2019, 9:44 amLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Pistons coach Dwane Casey is pondering the right role for Luke Kennard and even though the decision hasn’t been made yet, the Pistons are likely to bring him off the bench.
Kennard has established himself as an elite shooter and he posted better field goal, 3-point and true shooting percentages as a reserve last season. He also had a higher usage rate coming off the bench, an indicator that he received more action as a reserve. The Pistons have a gaping hole at the small forward position while their roster is not that deep so Kennard should be able to see 25-30 minutes even if he’s coming off the bench. He is an interesting flier in the later rounds of drafts.
Source: Detroit Free Press
September 26, 2019, 3:53 pmLuke KennardSG, Detroit Pistons
Luke Kennard (knee) will be fully ready for training camp.
Kennard dealt with some knee tendinitis over the course of the summer but to our knowledge it didn't throw a wrench into his offseason plans. It looks like Kennard will either start or lead the offense in the second unit, so he's certainly in late-round flier territory for fantasy managers.
Source: The Athletic