Clippers sign guard Kennard to multi-year extension

Luke Kennard was acquired as part of a three-team trade on November 19.

Luke Kennard

In this December 3, 2019, file photo, Detroit Pistons' Luke Kennard drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Darius Garland during the second half of an NBA game.   -  AP

The Los Angeles Clippers has signed guard Luke Kennard to a multi-year contract extension.

Kennard was acquired as part of a three-team trade on November 19. He averaged a career-high 15.8 points, 4.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 28 games for Detroit last season. The 6-foot-5 guard was selected by the Pistons as the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft out of Duke.

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Kennard averaged 7.3 points, 1.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds while playing 19 minutes in the Clippers' three preseason losses. The side opens the season on Tuesday against the NBA champion Lakers as the visiting team.

Lawrence Frank, the Clippers' president of basketball operations, called Kennard “a fantastic fit” for the organization and said the 24-year-old’s versatility and maturity is impressive.

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