The Detroit Pistons drafted guard Luke Kennard out of Duke in 2017, and he’s been a work-in-progress.
It looks like the 2019-20 season is his breakout party.
Kennard had himself another strong game on Saturday night, putting up 22 points in Detroit’s upset victory over the Houston Rockets. He’s had a larger role this season with starting guard Reggie Jackson absent since the second game of the season with a back injury, and he’s making the most of it.
With 16.2 points per game while also dishing out 4.1 assists, Kennard is having his best season yet in the NBA. To that end, Fox Sports Detroit’s Johnny Kane tweeted out this eye-opening stat:
Luke Kennard has 10 games with 20+ points. We’ve played 25 games.
— Johnny Kane (@JohnnyKaneFSD) December 15, 2019