Kennard totaled 18 points (7-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt) and two rebounds in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 112-109 loss to the Jazz.
Kennard factored heavily in the rotation, continuing where he left off in Game 7 against the Mavericks. With a number of the usual suspects failing to have a real impact, Kennard found his range from the perimeter, something the team will be hoping can stick moving forward. It is hard to project his exact role from one game to the next, but at least this is a step in the right direction after Kennard was a DNP-CD in four games during Round 1.
Kennard had 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt) off the bench in Sunday's Game 7 win over Dallas.
Kennard picked up four DNP-CDs in the series, but he provided a nice boost off the bench Sunday as coach Ty Lue trusted him for longer stretches while pulling back on Rajon Rondo's workload (nine minutes). Going forward, there's a good chance Kennard will remain on the fringes of the rotation, but he'll likely have a few more opportunities to provide a spark for a team that suddenly has a navigable path to the Finals. With that said, the Clippers certainly hoped to get more out of a player they inked to a $64 million extension back in December.
Kennard recorded 13 points (6-14 FG, 1-7 3Pt), three rebounds, three steals and an assist across 30 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.
Kennard was one of three starters that scored in double digits for the Clippers -- he was also one of the few regulars that didn't receive rest -- but his shooting figures were concerning, as he made just one of his seven three-point attempts. Kennard was productive when playing as a starter and not so much when coming off the bench this season, something that doesn't bode well for his fantasy upside in most formats come playoff time since he's likely to feature as a second-unit scoring weapon going forward.
Kennard scored 23 points (9-19 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) across 41 minutes in a loss to Houston on Friday.
Kennard started for the 16th time this season as the Clippers elected to rest most of their usual starters in the second game of a back-to-back set. The 24-year-old performed well as a scorer, making nearly half of his shots, including three from beyond the arc. However, he remarkably contributed next to nothing in terms of peripheral stats in spite of logging over 40 minutes, finishing with no rebounds or defensive stats along with only one assist.
Kennard is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Houston.
Kennard will make his 16th start of the season and first one since April 21. In 15 previous starts, Kennard averaged 12.3 points and 3.9 rebounds.
Kennard won't play Monday against the Pelicans for rest purposes, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
Kennard had started in one of the last four games and averaged 13.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 24.0 minutes per contest during that time. Marcus Morris and Nicolas Batum could see increased run with Kennard sidelined Monday.
Kennard finished with 28 points (10-16 FG, 6-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 117-105 victory over the Grizzlies.
Kennard shifted into the starting lineup and certainly made the most of his promotion. The performance was one of the few high points in what has been an underwhelming first season with the Clippers, and perhaps it can be the launching pad for increased production. Of course, Kennard's big night was fueled by Paul George (rest) was sitting out along with Kawhi Leonard (foot), who is set to miss at least the next week. George's likely return to action Friday in Houston will have an affect on him, but Kennard and Marcus Morris -- among other supporting players -- should still benefit from elevated roles while Leonard is on the shelf.
Kennard is starting Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The 24-year-old will make his 15th start of the season with Los Angeles missing Kawhi Leonard (foot), Paul George (rest), Reggie Jackson (rest) and Patrick Beverley (hand) on Wednesday.
Kennard will come off the bench Sunday against Minnesota, Tomer Azarly of Clutch Points reports.
With Kawhi Leonard (foot) back from a four-game absence, Kennard will return to a bench role. The Duke product averaged 8.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 threes across five starts from April 9 through April 16.
Kennard mustered 17 points (5-17 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 10 rebounds, an assist and a steal across 39 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.
Kennard has started four games in a row due to the recent absences of Kawhi Leonard (foot) and Paul George (rest), and he's taken advantage of the extra playing time, averaging 10.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in that span. Kennard might be a useful streaming option for the short term, but he's expected to move back to the bench once both Leonard and George are available -- cutting his playing time and upside as a result.
Kennard ended with 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one rebound in 24 minutes during Sunday's 131-124 victory over the Pistons.
Kawhi Leonard was given the night off for rest purposes, allowing Kennard to slide into the starting lineup. However, the elevation in role didn't end well for Kennard as he managed an empty 11 points in what was a high-scoring game. At this point, his contract seems quite unwarranted and on a typical night, he is not a player to prioritize in 12 or even 14-team leagues.
Kennard will start at shooting guard in Friday's matchup with the Rockets, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Kennard will replace Paul George (rest) in the starting lineup. He has averaged 12.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists across 28.9 minutes in nine starts this season.
Kennard supplied 17 points (6-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and a block across 33 minutes in Tuesday's loss against the Magic.
Kennard was one of two Clippers to surpass the 15-point mark -- Kawhi Leonard being the other -- and he took advantage of starting for the second game in a row due to the fact that Paul George (foot) has now missed back-to-back contests. Kennard's upside in the short-term scenario will be determined by George's availability, but he remains a solid offensive threat when given enough minutes and could remain a solid waiver pickup in most formats as long as George remains out.
Kennard delivered 21 points (8-11 FG, 5-6 3Pt), five rebounds and two assists across 32 minutes in Monday's win over the Bucks.
Kennard started for just the eighth time this season, as he drew the start over Paul George (foot), but he made the most of the opportunity and registered a season-high mark in scoring. He has reached the 20-point mark just three times in the entire campaign, however, and his short-term upside will ultimately be determined by George's availability. If he remains in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Magic, then he could be considered a viable waiver pickup across all formats.
Kennard will start at shooting guard Monday night against the Bucks, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.
Kennard will stand in for Paul George, who was a late scratch due to foot soreness. This marks Kennard's first start since Feb. 7 against the Kings.
Kennard registered 20 points (8-8 FG, 4-4 3Pt), seven rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot across 18 minutes in Monday's 119-110 win over the Hawks.
With LA's elites unable to gain much traction, coach Tyronn Lue emptied his bench out of desperation, and it turned out to be the right move. Kennard came into the game, didn't miss a shot, and joined Terance Mann to erase a 20-point deficit. The Clippers paid a hefty sum for Kennard's services in the offseason, and so far, it hasn't amounted to much. Monday's stellar play helped erase some of the lingering doubt about his effectiveness. Kennard revived some of the hustle he displayed in college. His usual position has a logjam on the depth chart, so the guard's future fortunes are cloudy at best.
Kennard finished Sunday's loss to New Orleans with 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and four rebounds across 19 minutes.
Kennard has been averaging less than 10 minutes per game since returning from a knee injury in late February, but he received a little more run with Los Angeles sitting its starters late in the blowout loss. The result was Kennard's highest scoring effort since Jan. 17, when he tallied 20 points versus Indiana. In his first season as a Clipper, the fourth-year pro is averaging a modest 7.7 points and 2.6 boards per contest.
Kennard played 21 minutes off the bench and added 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt), four rebounds and four assists in Thursday's loss to the Wizards.
Prior to Thursday, Kennard totaled just six points, three rebounds and two assists across 24 minutes over the previous four games. For the season, Kennard is averaging a career worst 7.4 points on a career low 6.0 field goal attempts per game.
Kennard played two minutes Friday in the Clippers' 119-99 win over the Grizzlies, tallying one rebound and no other statistics.
After losing in a blowout to the Grizzlies on Thursday, the Clippers returned the favor in Friday's rematch. Though the non-competitive nature of both games allowed LA to give some extra run to reserves, the fact that Kennard only earned eight minutes of playing time between the contests indicates that he's fallen out of favor for head coach Tyronn Lue. Kennard's fall out of the rotation is a major surprise, given that he signed a four-year, $64 million extension with the club back in December.
Kennard (knee) was active but didn't leave the bench Friday in the Clippers' 116-112 win over the Jazz.
Though Kennard was cleared to play Friday after missing the Clippers' previous game Wednesday due to a knee injury, his lack of use either means that he was only available in an emergency, or he was held out in a coach's decision. The returns of Kawhi Leonard (leg), Paul George (toe) and Nicolas Batum (concussion) from multi-game absences lessened the need for the Clippers to rely on Kennard, who has typically only played around 15-to-20 minutes when the team has its full complement of guards and forwards available this season.
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|06/30||vs PHO||L 103-130||14||3||0||0||1||0||0|
|06/28||@ PHO||W 116-102||19||0||1||1||1||1||0|
|06/26||vs PHO||L 80-84||13||2||2||0||0||0||0|
|06/24||vs PHO||W 106-92||21||9||1||1||0||0||0|
|06/22||@ PHO||L 103-104||19||10||2||2||0||0||0|
|06/20||@ PHO||L 114-120||8||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/18||vs UTA||W 131-119||9||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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