Luke Kennard finished with 25 points (8-17 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and a steal over 40 minutes in the Pistons’ 120-114 loss to the Timberwolves on Monday.
Kennard continued his recent hot streak, which includes four games of at least 24 points over his last five outings. In that five-game span, the third-year guard has averaged 22.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists, while canning 3.0 triples per game. His scoring may take a hit with the return of Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose to the lineup, but fantasy owners should let the good times roll until this streak comes to an end. Even if his scoring declines, Kennard is blowing past pre-season expectations and proving to be one of the steals of fantasy draft day thus far.