Pistons pick at No. 12: Luke Kennard, Duke guard

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Detroit Pistons selected Duke guard Luke Kennardwith the No. 12 overall pick of the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night.

Ford's Big Board ranking -- No. 15:"One of the two or three best shooters in the draft. High basketball IQ. Excellent toughness. Can play both the 1 and 2 offensively."More (Insider)

Kevin Pelton's stats and scouting ranking -- No. 20: "One of the better shooters in the draft, Kennard was largely a nonfactor defensively in terms of box-score statistics." More (Insider)

Scouting report -- positives:

  • Super skilled wing
  • Excellent shooter with deep range
  • High basketball IQ

Scouting report -- negatives:

  • Lacks elite length or athleticism for his position
  • Needs to add strength
  • Not a great defender

Read the full scouting report (Insider)

ESPN Analytics projection (within his first five seasons):

  • Chances he'll be an All-Star:0.17 percent
  • Chances he'll be a starter:6.91percent
  • Chances he'll be a role player: 14.13percent

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