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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

Casey said he was glad to see the fire from Kennard. “He was upset, I was upset the entire night,” Casey said. “He probably got a little frustrated. He missed a couple assignments. We had a few guys upset. Those are teachable moments, teachable situations we had. We’re not here to gift them baskets. There were certain situations where we were critical. When you make multiple mistakes, multiple bad reads, you’re going to get taken out of the game, get talked to, get coached. I like the fact that he did get upset because it shows he cares.”
It’s something first-year coach Dwane Casey preaches, and through film study it’s something Kennard is working to correct. Casey uses an example from his tenure coaching the Toronto Raptors, when they faced LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Shooters Kyle Korver and Channing Frye would be crouched with hands raised, ready to get a shot off in an instance when James would deliver a perfect pass. “They were shot ready,” Casey said. “All they had to do was catch it and shoot it because the pass was going to be on time, target. That’s one of the things that would help our shooters somewhat is being down and ready, shot ready, hands ready to go into the shot.”