Kennard will come off the bench in Monday's Game 4 against the Bucks, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports. After starting Games 2 and 3, Kennard will return to coming off the bench with Bruce Brown moving back into the starting five. Coach Dwane Casey is making the move to provide the second unit with a little more firepower, as Kennard has been one of the few bright spots for the Pistons this series. Through the first three games, he's averaging 16.3 points and 5.0 rebounds over 33.3 minutes per game.
Kennard produced 19 points (6-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 120-99 loss to Milwaukee. Kennard replaced Bruce Brown in the starting lineup Wednesday, emerging as the teams leading scorer with 19 points including four triples. Kennard has had an interesting backend to the season, flashing his fantasy upside on many occasions. He has also struggled mightily at times and the inconsistent playing time has certainly been a source of frustration. Given his performance, it would seem likely Kennard starts again Saturday but the Pistons are going to need a lot more from their starters as a unit if they are to push the Bucks.
Kennard is slated to start Wednesday's game against Milwaukee, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports. Kennard will purportedly start in place of Bruce Brown for Wednesday's game. The Pistons, sans star Blake Griffin, are looking to change it up after a 35-point thrashing in game one on Sunday and implementing Kennard, who led the charge with 21 points, should help.
Kennard totaled 21 points (8-14 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists over 28 minutes in the Pistons' loss to the Bucks on Sunday. Kennard led his team in scoring on Sunday and while he didn't start, he played the most minutes at power forward with Blake Griffin (knee) out. Kennard has now averaged 21.0 points over his last three games while draining 13-22 three point attempts.
Kennard finished with 27 points (9-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes in the Pistons' win over the Knicks on Wednesday. Kennard played a solid 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, totaling his second-highest point total of the season. He knocked down four triples, and he's now gone 9-17 on threes in his last two games. He'll continue to get increased play time as long as Blake Griffin (knee) is out.
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