Kennard recorded 20 points (7-12 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 21 minutes Sunday in the Clippers' 129-96 win over the Pacers.
After logging 30 minutes in Friday's 38-point win over the Kings, Kennard saw his playing time take a big dip with Patrick Beveley (personal) back in the lineup. The continued absence of Lou Williams (hip) still allowed Kennard to enjoy a high-usage role on the second unit, with the fourth-year player setting a new season-high in scoring in the process. Kennard remains a name to keep on a watch list in standard leagues, as Williams' hip issue is just believed to be a short-term concern at this point.
Kennard finished with 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt), six assists, five rebounds and one block in 30 minutes Friday in the Clippers' 138-100 win over the Kings.
Kennard took advantage of the larger role afforded to him by the absences of Patrick Beverley (personal) and Lou Williams (hip), turning in one of his best lines of the season in the process. While Kennard would make for interesting roster filler in 12-team leagues if he could have this sort of role on a regular basis, his opportunities are expected to take a hit in the Clippers' upcoming game Sunday against the Pacers. Beverley has rejoined the team and is available to play, while Williams is listed as questionable for the contest.
Kennard registered six points (2-3 FG, 2-3 3Pt), a rebound and an assist across 21 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.
Kennard has made just three starts this season and, while he has a stable role off the bench for the Clippers, he doesn't do much aside from shooting threes and grabbing a few rebounds here and there. He has been effective in his main function, however, as Kennard has hit 47.4 percent of his three-point attempts this season. If he's able to sustain that pace, that would easily be a career-high figure for the sharpshooter.
Kennard recorded nine points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes in the 116-113 loss to San Antonio on Tuesday.
Kennard was gifted a very big role and butchered it in the loss. After news broke that fellow teammate Paul George would be sitting due to an ankle injury, Kennard got the nod to start in his place. However, he was woeful at best with his shooting attempts. Kennard went a mediocre 26 percent from the floor, but he did add six grabs. It is not certain how bad the injury is to George and if he comes back quickly, Kennard may soon lose his starting spot.
Kennard will start Tuesday's game against the Spurs, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
With Paul George (ankle) sidelined, Kennard will move into the starting five. In two previous starts, he averaged 11.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 28.5 minutes.
Kennard finished with 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four boards and one assist in 25 minutes of a 112-107 win against the Suns on Sunday.
Kennard led the Clippers bench in scoring and tallied his first double-digit scoring day since being relegated to the reserve group. Los Angeles ran a short bench, which enabled Kennard to play his third highest minute total of the season. He'll face the Spurs on Tuesday.
Kennard is coming off the bench Wednesday against Portland, Mirjam Swanson of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
The 24-year-old started the last two games in place of Kawhi Leonard (mouth), but he'll shift back to the bench with Leonard rejoining the lineup. Kennard is coming off his best performance of the season, as he put up 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt), four assists and three rebounds in 28 minutes Tuesday versus Minnesota.
Kennard is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against Minnesota, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
With Kawhi Leonard out with a mouth injury, Kennard will make his second straight start. Kennard posted seven points and two rebounds in 29 minutes of action Sunday against Dallas.
Kennard had seven points (3-11 FG, 1-6 3PT) and two boards in a team-high 29 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Mavericks.
It was an embarrassment from start to finish for the Clippers, who were completely rudderless without Kawhi Leonard (mouth). Los Angeles fell behind 77-27 at the half and was never able to make the game even remotely competitive. Kennard got the start in place of Leonard but was mostly ineffective, hitting just one of his six three-point attempts as the Clippers shot 4-of-33 from deep as a team. Kennard has yet to score in double-figures in three games with his new team.
Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue said Kennard will start on the wing in Sunday's game against the Mavericks, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
Kennard will move up to the top unit with Kawhi Leonard being held out due to a mouth injury. In his first two games with the new team, Kennard hasn't done much, averaging just 6.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game across 20.5 minutes. He'll likely have a bigger role in Sunday's game, however, as will Nicolas Batum.
Kennard and the Clippers agreed to terms Monday on a four-year, $64 million extension, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Clippers acquired Kennard on draft night and will now lock up the 24-year-old on virtually the same deal they extended to Marcus Morris in free agency. Kennard missed most of last season due to injury, but in 28 appearances he averaged 15.8 points, 4.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 made three-pointers. The 2017 lottery pick will help anchor an improved Clippers bench unit this season.
Kennard had 13 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and an assist in 22 minutes during Thursday's 125-105 loss versus Utah.
Kennard led the Clippers bench in scoring en route to third preseason defeat Thursday. He will end it having averaged 7.3 points and a 42.1 shooting percentage through three games. Kennard appears to be LA's second scoring option off the bench.
Kennard was traded to the Clippers during Wednesday's NBA Draft in exchange for the 19th overall pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Per Wojnarowski, It's a three-team deal involving Detroit, Brooklyn and the Clippers. Kennard heads West to the Clippers, while the Nets get Landry Shamet from Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the Pistons receive the No. 19 pick from Brooklyn, giving Detroit three picks inside the top 20. Fantasy-wise, Kennard is heading to a better basketball situation, but not one that projects to positive impact his value.
Kennard (knee) is no longer bothered by knee tendinitis, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
The 24-year-old was sidelined from late December until the season was suspended in March by the knee issues, but he's returned to full health thanks to the extended time off. Kennard averaged 15.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 32.9 minutes over 28 games for the Pistons and should begin next season with a significant role.
Kennard (knee) will remain out for at least another week, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.
Kennard has been able to go through limited parts of practice of late, but he's still not overly close to making his return from chronic knee soreness. On Tuesday, coach Dwane Casey said the team has pushed Kennard's timetable back, and he won't be available to make his return for another week "at the earliest." Kennard hasn't played since Dec. 21.
Kennard (knees) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Suns.
Kennard was able to take some light contact in practice coming out of the All-Star break, but the Pistons have thus far been unwilling to issue a target date for the third-year wing's return to game action. Until reports surface indicating that Kennard has resumed taking part in full-contact, full-court practices, he shouldn't be viewed as day-to-day.
Kennard (knees) remains "a ways away" from a return but has progressed to taking some contact in practice, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Kennard has been dealing with sore knees, keeping him out since Dec. 23. The organization should be in no rush to get him back on the court, as the team has transitioned into a full rebuild, trading away Andre Drummond and buying out Reggie Jackson.
Kennard (knees) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.
Kennard's name cropped up in trade rumors leading up to last week's deadline, but he ultimately stayed put. Now that he's locked in with the Pistons for at least the rest of the season, Kennard can turn his focus solely to moving past the bilateral knee soreness and patellar tendinitis that has sidelined him since late December. Detroit has thus far provided limited updates on Kennard's recovery, so he'll need to ramp up his activity over the next several days if he hopes to be available Dec. 20 for the team's first game out of the All-Star break.
Kennard (knee) may not return until after the All-Star break, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Kennard is currently dealing with bilateral knee soreness and has yet to take part in any meaningful basketball-related activity since Dec. 21 against Chicago. Coach Dwayne Casey hinted Monday that the former Duke standout could be out until at least the All-Star break. If that's indeed the case, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, who's averaging 10.7 points over 27.2 minutes during the past 11 games, could continue to garner most of the minutes at the shooting-guard position for the Pistons moving forward.
Kennard (knee) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Pelicans.
Kennard has been out since Dec. 21 with bilateral knee soreness and has yet to resume meaningful on-court activity. At this stage, Kennard looks like he's still in the week-to-week phase of his recovery.
|Last 7 Games|
|01/17||vs IND||W 129-96||21||20||4||2||2||0||0|
|01/15||@ SAC||W 138-100||30||14||5||6||0||0||1|
|01/13||vs NO||W 111-106||21||6||1||1||0||0||1|
|01/10||vs CHI||W 130-127||18||5||1||1||1||0||0|
|01/08||@ GS||L 105-115||18||8||4||1||2||0||1|
|01/06||@ GS||W 108-101||19||9||1||1||1||0||0|
|01/05||vs SA||L 113-116||38||9||6||4||3||0||0|
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