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Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Starting against Clippers
Kennard will start Friday's game against the Clippers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Kennard was able to get healthy over the All-Star break after he missed Memphis' previous game with a slight knee issue. There's no word of any restrictions ahead of tipoff. Kennard has been hot in February, averaging 11.8 points and 3.0 three-pointers on 48.9 percent shooting from the field, including 54.5 percent from beyond the arc.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Cleared for Friday
Kennard (knee) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Friday's matchup with the Clippers.
Kennard missed the Grizzlies' final game heading into the break with a minor knee issue, but he'll be back in action Friday. Over his six appearances thus far in February, Kennard is averaging 11.8 points, 3.0 three-pointers, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 25.0 minutes per contest.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Ruled out for Thursday
Kennard (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bucks, Jonah Dylan of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
Derrick Rose (ankle) and Scotty Pippen (back) will join Kennard on the sideline Thursday, so Memphis will be thin at the guard spots tonight. If Jacob Gilyard isn't called up from the G League in time for Thursday's game, Jordan Goodwin could get all the run he can handle as Memphis' starting point guard.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Iffy for Thursday
Kennard is listed as questionable for Thursday's game versus the Bucks due to left knee soreness.
After playing 30 minutes against Houston, Kennard is in danger of missing the second leg of Memphis' back-to-back Thursday. With Derrick Rose (ankle) and Scotty Pippen (back) out and Jacob Gilyard in the G League, the Grizzlies could be left very thin at point guard.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Drops 19 in Wednesday's start
Kennard posted 19 points (5-7 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 5-7 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 30 minutes during Wednesday's 121-113 win over the Rockets.
Getting his second start in six February contests, Kennard tied his season scoring high while draining multiple threes for the 15th straight game. The 27-year-old guard is averaging 13.1 points, 3.7 assists, 3.3 threes and 2.9 boards over that stretch while shooting a blistering 51.5 percent from long distance, but he's also missed five games during that time due to illness and lower-body injuries. With the Grizzlies' backcourt in tatters due to injuries to Ja Morant (shoulder), Marcus Smart (finger), Desmond Bane (ankle) and others, Kennard should continue seeing significant minutes, either as part of the starting five or coming off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Starting Wednesday
Kennard will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with Houston, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Scotty Pippen (back) is on the inactive list for Wednesday's game, so Kennard will replace him in the first unit and will be joined by John Konchar, Vince Williams, Jaren Jackson and Santi Aldama. If you need a cheap source of triples, Kennard could be your guy.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Leads from deep off bench in loss
Kennard posted 12 points (4-10 FG, 4-9 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist over 29 minutes during Monday's 96-87 loss to the Pelicans.
Kennard led all players in Monday's contest in threes made while ending as one of five Grizzlies players with a double-digit point total in a losing effort. Kennard has reached double figures off the bench in four straight games and in 18 contests this season while connecting on four or more threes in nine outings.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Reaches double figures in return
Kennard provided 11 points (3-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and four assists over 24 minutes during Saturday's 115-106 loss to the Hornets.
Kennard ended as one of three Grizzlies bench players with 10 or more points while connecting on a pair of threes and adding a quartet of assists in his return after missing the previous game due to a non-COVID illness. Kennard has provided a spark off the bench all season long, reaching double figures in scoring in nine of his last 10 games and in three straight outings.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Good to go Saturday
Kennard (illness) isn't on the injury report for Saturday's game versus the Hornets.
Kennard will return to action Saturday after missing Memphis' previous contest with a non-COVID illness. The 27-year-old guard is averaging 12.6 points, 4.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 24.6 minutes across his last five outings. Kennard will likely re-enter the starting lineup against Charlotte.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Ruled out for Thursday
Kennard (illness) will not play in Thursday's game against the Bulls.
Kennard was a late addition to the injury report and will get the night off to recover from his illness. He should be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Bulls.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Likely to be out Thursday
Kennard is expected to be out for Thursday's game against the Bulls, Damichael Cole of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
A decision has not been made regarding Kennard's status for this matchup, but all signs point to him being unavailable. The veteran shooter is hitting 48.6 percent from three-point range over his last 10 games.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Coming off bench
Kennard will come off the bench for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.
The Grizzlies will start John Konchar and Vince Williams on the wings for this contest. Kennard has played well over his last 10 appearances, averaging 13.3 points, 4.2 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 3.4 three-pointers.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Limited action as starter
Kennard logged 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes during Sunday's 131-91 loss to Boston.
Kennard was back in the starting lineup Sunday after operating off the bench during his return from a three-game absence Friday. However, the sharpshooter was still limited to just 25 minutes. This was likely due to a combination of injury prevention and the blowout nature of the contest, as Kennard's 25 minutes were the second-fewest of the eight Grizzlies who saw action versus Boston. Before Kennard's injury, he started nine straight appearances, averaging 13.9 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 29.4 minutes during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Starting Sunday
Kennard is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against Boston.
Kennard is joined by Jacob Gilyard in the backcourt on a night when Memphis will only carry eight healthy players. GG Jackson, David Roddy and Trey Jemison round out the starting five.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Eased back in with 18 minutes
Kennard (knee) played 18 minutes and recorded six points (2-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists Friday in the Grizzlies' 121-101 loss to the Warriors.
Though he had started in each of his last nine appearances, Kennard came off the bench Friday in his return from a three-game absence due to left knee soreness. Two-way player Jacob Gilyard ended up making a start out of the backcourt, but Kennard should eventually displace him in the top unit once he fully ramps back up from the recent absence. Kennard will likely have his minutes watched closely over the next came or two, but once he's free of restrictions, he should have a pathway to a meaningful role on a Grizzlies squad that's been decimated by injuries. Ja Morant (shoulder) is done for the season, and fellow guards Marcus Smart (finger) and Desmond Bane (ankle) appear unlikely to return to action until after the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Cleared to play
Kennard (knee) has been cleared to play in Friday's game against the Warriors.
Kennard has the green light to return from a three-game absence, but he'll come off the bench. Coach Taylor Jenkins said he will monitor Kennard's minutes, but he didn't give any specifics.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Expected to play Friday
Kennard (knee), who's officially listed as questionable, is expected to play Friday against the Warriors, Drew Hill of The Daily Memphian reports.
While Kennard will likely return following a three-game absence, the sharpshooter's minutes will be monitored closely. With the Grizzlies shorthanded, Kennard has started each of his last nine appearances, averaging 13.9 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Questionable for Friday
Kennard (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Warriors.
Kennard missed his third straight game Thursday but has a chance to return for the second half of Memphis' back-to-back set Friday. If he's cleared, the sharpshooter should be a focal point for the depleted Grizzlies, but if he remains out, Jacob Gilyard, Scotty Pippen, David Roddy and John Konchar would all be candidates for increased roles again.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Ruled out Thursday
Kennard (knee) will not play Thursday against the Cavaliers.
No surprise here, as Kennard was previously considered doubtful. Jacob Gilyard, Scotty Pippen and David Roddy are candidates to see increased opportunities Thursday. Kennard should be considered questionable at best for Friday's game against the Warriors.... See More ... See Less
Grizzlies' Luke Kennard: Doubtful for Thursday
Kennard (knee) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Cavaliers.
Kennard has missed three of the last four games due to left knee soreness, and he'll likely be unavailable once again Thursday. Assuming he's sidelined, Jacob Gilyard, Scotty Pippen and David Roddy could see increased roles.... See More ... See Less
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