The Detroit Pistons have revealed that Luke Kennard will miss two weeks as he recovers from tendinitis in his left knee. The third-year shooting guard will be re-evaluated for a potential return on Jan. 7.
Kennard confirmed with Rod Beard of the Detroit News that he suffers the condition in both of his knees and that the time off will allow him to work toward getting back to 100%.
Kennard has made yet another drastic improvement in his third season in the NBA and has established himself as one of the Pistons’ most reliable perimeter scorers. In 28 games of action, Kennard has averaged 15.8 points on .589 true shooting.
The 11-20 Pistons are on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture looking in and will lean additionally on players like Tony Snell, Langston Galloway and Svi Mykhailiuk in Kennard’s absence.