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Luke Kennard Shelved For Summer League

The injury’s not serious, but he will not play in Vegas.

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Fans of the Detroit Pistons were looking forward to seeing Luke Kennard compete in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, set to begin tomorrow. However, news out of the Pistons camp is that Kennard will not compete in Vegas due to an injury he picked up in practice.

Kennard was expected to be evaluated by new Pistons coach Dwayne Casey to determine whether he could be a primary ballhandler in his offense, but unfortunately he will not get that chance. It’s good that the injury to his knee isn’t considered to be a serious one and he will be back to 100% soon. But, in basketball, reps against live competition is always coveted. The Pistons are very high on Luke Kennard and think he can provide a great deal of scoring next season. If Kennard can prove that he can serve as a ballhandler, like we saw him do when he was at Duke, his season 2 trajectory will be that much higher.

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