REPORT: Luke Kennard Could Be Sidelined Until All-Star Break

According to James Edwards III of The Athletic, the Detroit Pistons may be without their starting shooting guard Luke Kennard until after the February 16 All-Star game.

Kennard’s name has recently surfaced in trade rumors, especially the Philadelphia 76ers who are looking to add extra shooting to their title-contending roster.

The third-year sharpshooter is having a career year so far, averaging 15.8 points per game to go along with 4.1 assists on 44/40/89 shooting splits in 33 minutes per game. With Kennard unavailable, more playing time will open up for Svi Mykhailiuk, Tony Snell, and Sekou Doumbouya.

Kennard has missed the last 11 games for Detroit with a right knee injury, including tonight’s matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans. Cool Hand Luke had 16 points on 6-14 shooting in his last contest, which was December 21 against the Chicago Bulls.

Be sure to stay tuned to palaceofpistons.com and @palaceofpistons on Twitter as more information becomes available.

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