Luke Kennard Rumors

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Luke Kennard
Luke Kennard
Position: G
Born: 06/24/96
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:202 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
Salary: $3,275,280
While his minutes and usage rate have not changed, there is a possibility that Detroit is now running more plays for Kennard that they used to instead run for Bullock. His shot chart since the deadline illustrates him with one of the prettiest long-range jumpers in the league. “He knows he has the confidence of his teammates,” said NBA veteran Jose Calderon, who plays alongside Kennard in Detroit. “Sometimes when you have that, it really makes the rim seem bigger and bigger. He is shooting the ball really well. His form is perfect.”
Galloway has also had a hot hand from beyond the arc recently. He has been shooting 26-for-44 (59.1 percent) during his most recent 10 appearances for the Pistons. Kennard recognizes that when there are more shooters to space the floor for the team, they will have more chances to succeed. “When we have Blake Griffin in the post, he gets two or even guys on him,” added Kennard. “So when you are out there with another shooter, defenders can’t leave them either. They just have to make a decision to let Blake score or really lock him down and give an open shot to a shooter.”
Detroit Pistons sophomore wing Luke Kennard has recently found a groove as a shooter now in his second year of professional basketball. Since the All-Star break, the Pistons have connected on a league-best 41.0 percent of their three-pointers. It has been especially helpful to have Kennard on the court. Kennard is averaging 14.2 points per game on 46.4 percent from three-point range since the break. The former Duke star has also connected on 26 three-pointers since the trade deadline – when the front office moved Reggie Bullock to the Los Angeles Lakers. That ranks seventh-best among all players in the Eastern Conference during this span.
“He knows he has the confidence of his teammates,” said NBA veteran Jose Calderon, who plays alongside Kennard in Detroit. “Sometimes when you have that, it really makes the rim seem bigger and bigger. He is shooting the ball really well. His form is perfect.” Calderon said Kennard has a smooth shot with a quick release that allows him to shoot without a dribble off the catch or create off the dribble as well. Plus, because he is left-handed, Calderon believes the young shooter often surprises his defenders that are more used to guarding righties.