Detroit Pistons shooting guard Luke Kennard knows he has to be a “knockdown shooter” playing alongside Blake Griffin, Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond.

Griffin and Drummond get double-teamed a lot when they have the ball in the post, which frees up guys like Kennard for wide-open looks from beyond the arc. Jackson, meanwhile, can break defenses down with his speed. When opposing defenses collapse on Jackson in the paint, Pistons shooters have to be ready to fire away.

Kennard says the more reps he gets with Griffin, Drummond and Jackson, the more comfortable he’ll be on the floor with them.

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“I love playing with those guys. I felt like the spacing of the floor was really good (last season). Obviously, Reggie can make a lot of plays. Blake, too. They’re our main guys, obviously, and you can add Andre  in there. They’re our go-to guys, they’re our leaders, and they need to be at their best for us to be successful,” Kennard told James L. Edwards III of The Athletic.

“They know that, we tell them that and they take that leadership on their shoulders, which is really good to see. Getting experience playing with them a little bit more will allow me to just figure out my role, figure out what I need to do. Playing with them, I really need to be a knockdown shooter. The floor is spaced, and Blake is gong to get double-teamed a lot. We just have to be ready to knock down shots and make plays.

“Figuring out my roles is important. Last year was my first full season with Blake, and I played with Reggie but he was hurt for awhile during my rookie season. We just need to really lock in during training camp this year, getting together during the offseason and, really, just working on the things we need to work on.”

Luke Kennard shot 39.4 percent from the 3-point line during the regular season last year for the Pistons. The lefty shot an incredible 60 percent from beyond the arc in the 2019 playoffs.

The Pistons signed former MVP Derrick Rose this summer, who is one of the best penetrators in the league. That means Kennard is going to have even more opportunities next season to establish himself as one of the top young shooters in the NBA.