Published: Sun, November 22, 2020
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Pistons trade Luke Kennard to Clippers, use 19th pick on Saddiq Bey

Pistons trade Luke Kennard to Clippers, use 19th pick on Saddiq Bey

During Wednesday night's NBA Draft, they struck again, completing a three-team trade with the Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons, as first reported by The Athletic's Shams Charania. With the Clippers being forced to send guard Landry Shamet across the country to the Nets in this three-way deal, the Clippers ultimately secured sharpshooter Luke Kennard as a result of all of this shuffling around. In addition the teams announced that the Clippers will also receive Justin Patton, the 16 overall pick in the 2017 draft who has become a journeyman during his short National Basketball Association career.

Luke Kennard joins a Clippers team trying to move on from last year's playoffs. The 19th overall pick was used to select Saddiq Bey.

The Clippers also acquired second round picks in 2023, from Portland, and Detroit's second-round picks in 2024, 2025 and 2026. "We've admired him from afar for quite a while and are excited to have him". Over 28 games, he averaged career highs in points (15.8), assists (4.1) and rebounds (3.5) as a starter for Detroit. A regular member of the Clippers' deep rotation, Shamet will now be playing for his third team in as many years in the league after a rookie-year swap from the Philadelphia 76ers in the Tobias Harris trade.

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