Detroit Pistons: Takeaways from the Playoffs

Detroit Pistons Blake Griffin. (Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via Getty Images)
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MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 14: Luke Kennard #5 of the Detroit Pistons is defended by Nikola Mirotic #41 of the Milwaukee Bucks during Game One of the first round of the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs at Fiserv Forum on April 14, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Playoff Luke?

My favorite thing that happened during the postseason was the emergence of Luke Kennard. Luke was lights-out games 1 and 2 with 21 and 19 points respectively.  He was the most dangerous Pistons player through the first two games, and the Bucks adjusted their defense. Luke wasn’t given an inch of space, and the Pistons found it tougher to get him the ball in his spots. Overall for the series, he averaged 15 points and shot 60% from three. I would have liked to see Dwane Casey run a little bit more offense through Luke in games 3 and 4, but that was always going to be tough with Reggie Jackson and Blake Griffin on the team. If there is anything to be excited about for next season, it is seeing this version of Luke for a full 82 games.