Kennard finished with 14 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 26 minutes in Wednesday's 120-115 win over the Magic. Kennard saw a decent amount of playing time off the bench in a game that went to overtime, hitting 60 percent of his shots in the process. The shooting guard spot remains an open position on the Pistons, and Kennard has taken a step forward lately to warrant consideration for more minutes in the backcourt.
Kennard finished with five points (1-8 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, one rebound, one steal, and one block in 23 minutes during Thursday's 112-102 loss to the Kings. Kennard moved into the starting lineup, replacing Blake Griffin (rest) who was sitting this one out. Those who took a punt on Kennard were certainly far from ecstatic with his performance and despite the upside, he will shift back to a bench role Saturday, leaving him as more of a deep league option.
Kennard is starting at small forward in Thursday's tilt against Sacramento, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports. Kennard saw a streak of seven-straight starts in December but has come off of the bench for much of the season. He's getting the nod in place of Blake Griffin (rest). Kennard is averaging 19 minutes per game this season but will figure to see a slight increase while in the starting lineup.
Kennard tallied 13 points (4-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-6 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 27 minutes Wednesday in the Pistons' 101-94 win over the Grizzlies. Since re-entering coach Dwane Casey's rotation over the last four contests after a one-game hiatus, Kennard has rediscovered his stroke from the outside. Though he's struggled from deep much of the season, Kennard has knocked down eight of 18 three-point attempts over that four-game stretch while hitting double figures in the points column on three occasions. The second-year shooting guard could poach minutes from Langston Galloway and Bruce Brown so long as he keeps shooting well.
Kennard scored a team-high 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt) while adding six rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 109-107 loss to the Magic. The second-year guard has had trouble establishing himself as a regular part of the Pistons' backcourt rotation since returning to action from a shoulder injury at the beginning of December, but with 30 points over the last two games, Kennard could be starting to earn coach Dwane Casey's trust. He doesn't offer much fantasy upside beyond his scoring and three-point range, however, even if he does become a key reserve for Detroit.
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