Detroit Pistons represented twice on Orlando standouts day 2

TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK - AUGUST 07: Henry Ellenson /

The Detroit Pistons have looked good through two days of Summer League in Orlando, led by their last two first round draft picks, Henry Ellenson and Luke Kennard, both of whom are being noticed for their performances.

The Detroit Pistons have to be pleased with the way Henry Ellenson and Luke Kennard have played in the Orlando Summer League so far, as both look like they could seriously challenge to enter the Pistons’ rotation next season.

Fran Blinebury of has also been impressed, as he notes both players as standouts (they represent two of four players total), in his day two standouts from the Orlando Summer League.


"Henry Ellenson, Detroit PistonsThe Pistons’ No. 18 pick in the 2016 draft had a second straight day of being active at both ends of the floor as he knocks on the door for playing time in Year Two. His shooting range has improved as the big man knocked down a pair of 3-pointers, hitting 5-for-9 overall to score 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a thumping of the Knicks. He also dished out four assists.Luke Kennard, Detroit PistonsHe was the 12th pick in this year’s draft almost entirely on the strength of his offensive skills. He can create shots for himself, get to the basket and shoot from range. Though he was just 1-for-5 from behind the arc Sunday, Kennard finished with 14 points, five rebounds and three assists. He has helped himself most in the first two days by showing he’s got the footwork to play defense."

Just to reiterate, Blinebury’s list is specific to the Orlando Summer League, so this excludes players from the Utah Summer League like Markelle Fultz and Jason Tatum.

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It’s good to see the Pistons heavily represented here, even if it doesn’t mean much. Here’s to hoping this trend continues.