Top 8 long-range sharpshooters in Detroit Pistons’ history
#7: Luke Kennard- 40.2%
If this list were being made of current players, then Kennard might be atop it, as he has led the league two seasons in a row, including last year when he shot nearly 50 percent from long range.
But he spent his first three years in the league in Detroit, where he had a bigger role and the “worst” shooting years of his career, just cracking the 40 percent mark once in his rookie season.
Kennard will mostly be remembered as the guy the Pistons took instead of Donovan Mitchell, but he’s rounded into arguably the league’s best pure shooter, though he still can’t do anything else.
If Kennard had been drafted in the second round, he would have been a more beloved member of the Pistons, but his draft position (and the fact that Mitchell has turned into a superstar) will always have him remembered as one of the most overrated Pistons over all time.
Kennard is in a great situation in Memphis, where he can be what he always should have been, a role player who comes off the bench and hits 3-point shots.