Detroit Pistons select Duke guard Luke Kennard in the NBA Draft
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Jun 23, 2017,
Jun 23, 2017, 17:13
Stan Van Gundy is enamored with Luke Kennard's offensive ability.
Luke Kennard was selected as the No. 12 pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft by the Detroit Pistons, and social media quickly blew up following the selection. He's got a lot of work to do in that area. "So, we'll have that talk tomorrow". He is a playmaker and will make the Pistons better offensively immediately. If he can get stronger and hold his own on the defensive end, he could develop into a starter. The Blue Devils' most consistent player in a tumultuous season, Kennard ranked second in the ACC by shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc. Van Gundy continued, "He's got to change his entire defensive approach". He's got to do that if he wants to get on the floor. Ellenson played in only 19 games for the Pistons as a rookie.
"You know, it's a dream come true", Kennard said shortly after his name was called in Brooklyn, N.Y. It's a matter of focus.
This year's NBA Draft is one of the most anticipated in recent memory.
Did that raise red flags?
"He's a mature offensive player, for his age coming in", said Van Gundy, the Pistons' coach and team president. "It's close to be home, being from OH, and I'm really, really excited and it's going to be a fun journey with them". Luke carried a huge offensive load. Of that list, he only made a visit to Duke and was reportedly scouted by two former players in Steve Wojciechowski and Jon Scheyer. The top 20 guys.
"I don't think we really had a surprise in the whole thing", he said. "Duke is bringing you there to be a superstar, ' and I think he did that this year".
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If he does, he would become a complete player.
Under the leadership of proven victor Stan Van Gundy, they were eighth in the league in defensive rating but 24th in offense. "He can do both of that". As Kennard said, he couldn't stand it, but he's grateful that his father pushed him for it.
Leave it to Van Gundy to keep it real. "Where he was great in games was down the stretch".
He's not just a spot-up shooter.
"He can run off screens and make plays. People say I'm only a shooter but also displaying my playmaking abilities along with my competitiveness". "On the court, he's got a swagger to him that good players have to have". He may have physical limitations that are challenging for him to overcome, as well.