At the rate he’s going, Luke Kennard will be one of just two rookies who will end the season shooting over 40% from three. He’s at 41% right now, and would have to miss quite a few of them to do enough damage to bring his percentage below the 40% mark. The other player to do it will be Jayson Tatum, who is in no danger of falling below that threshold because he’s currently sitting at 43%.
Just for your reference, Reggie Hearn, Walt Lemon Jr., Naz Mitrou-Long, Antonius Cleveland, Derrick White, Jacob Wiley, T.J. Leaf, Jamil Wilson, Derrick Walton, Jabari Bird, Gian Clavell, Daniel Hamilton, Jalen Jones, and D.J. Wilson do not count. They haven’t taken enough three-pointers for their percentages to be statistically significant. Kennard, having taken over 180 three-pointers this season, is way more significant than those insignificant nobodies. I don’t even know who half of those dudes played for.
Strangely enough, Kennard is also in second place in another category among this year’s rookies: largest amount of hair lost due to premature balding. Alex Caruso leads this regrettable category. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go over to my mirror and obsessively check my hairline for signs of balding.