Luke Kornet

Luke Kornet

29-Year-Old CenterC
Boston Celtics
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Luke Kornet in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Celtics in July of 2024.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Luke Francis Kornet was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1995 to Frank and Tracy Kornet. Before his junior year at Liberty Christian School, Kornet stood at 6-foot-3. After his senior season, he measured 6-foot-10. Kornet turned a solid final campaign into a commitment to play college ball at Vanderbilt and follow in his father's footsteps. He also participated in golf in high school and lists that as one of his favorite hobbies. You can follow Kornet on Twitter (@bigshin32) and Instagram (@luke_kornet). Kornet was a second-generation star for Vanderbilt. His father, Frank, played for the Commodores from 1985 to 1989 before becoming a second-round pick of the Milwaukee Bucks. At 7-foot-1, Kornet is taller than his father and worked his way up the depth chart in four years in Nashville. As a freshman, he started two games and appeared in 28 others on his way to averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds. He doubled his scoring averaging as a sophomore in which he provided 8.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Kornet hit a career-high 40 percent of his three-pointers in his second season. He started 25 games as a junior and supplied a triple-double in a January win over Auburn with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks. It was just the second triple-double in school history. The stretch center averaged 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks to lead the SEC. Kornet started all 35 games a senior and took a major role in the Friar offense for new coach Bryce Drew. He scored 13.2 points and added 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. He had five double-doubles and helped the Commodores advance to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Northwestern in the first round.

Returning to Boston
CBoston Celtics
June 30, 2024
Kornet agreed to a one-year deal with the Celtics on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Kornet bounced back during his second full season with the Celtics in 2023-24, averaging 5.3 points and 4.1 rebounds in 15.6 minutes per game over 63 regular-season appearances. The 28-year-old will remain with the Celtics for the 2024-25 campaign and will likely be in store for a similar role as a depth option in the frontcourt, though he might get a little extra run while Kristaps Porzingis recovers from a foot injury.
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True Shooting %
73.6%
 
Effective Field Goal %
70.2%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
0.5%
 
Free Throw Rate
26.6%
 
Offensive Rebound %
13.6%
 
Defensive Rebound %
15.1%
 
Total Rebound %
14.4%
 
Assist %
9.0%
 
Steal %
1.0%
 
Block %
5.5%
 
Turnover %
6.6%
 
Usage %
0.0%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
15.5
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.0
 
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In 2023-24, the Green Kornet returns to Boston for his fourth season. Last year was his first full season with the Celtics, where he appeared in 69 games and averaged 11.7 minutes per contest. Kornet provides affordable depth to an expensive, star-studded lineup. The 7-foot-2 center sits third on the depth chart behind Al Horford and Kristaps Porzingis. That said, Horford is entering his age-38 season and the Unicorn has a long history of injuries. The departure of Grant Williams to Dallas could mean Kornet will have to pick up some slack as Boston attempts to load manage their big men. Unfortunately, the days of Kornet hoisting three-pointers appear to be over. Despite draining 144 triples over his first 133 games in the Association, Kornet attempted only 13 three-pointers last season. He did block a career-high 46 shots and grabbed a career-best 197 rebounds in 2022-23. Still, those numbers make him worthy of only the very deepest of fantasy rosters. Boston traded the team's emotional heartbeat in Marcus Smart to acquire Porzingis and improve their frontcourt situation. They clearly didn't feel comfortable with the possibility of the now 28-year-old Kornet playing major minutes.
Kornet will return to Boston for the upcoming season, playing as a backup center option behind Robert Williams and Al Horford. While he has flashed small amounts of upside throughout his career, his trajectory has been trending in the wrong direction since the 2018-19 season in which he ended as the 190th-ranked player. Since that time, he has failed to crack the top 300, a range that feels applicable once again this season.
Kornet saw his 2019-20 season cut short even before the COVID-19 pandemic paused play, as the third-year big man was beset by a serious left ankle sprain in late February. Prior to that development, Kornet averaged 6.0 points and 2.3 rebounds across 15.5 minutes over 36 games. Kornet struggled significantly as a shooter from in front of the arc during the 2018-19 campaign with an unsightly 41.1 percent success rate, but he bounced back last season to shoot a career-high 43.9 percent overall, including 64.6 percent from two-point range. Conversely, the 7-foot-1 Kornet had been a strong three-point shooter during his first pair of pro seasons before slumping to 28.7 percent shooting from distance in 2019-20, and he may have limited opportunities to bounce back in the coming campaign with Daniel Gafford and Cristiano Feliciano likely ahead of him on the depth chart behind Wendell Carter.
Kornet saw some minor improvement in his second NBA season with the Knicks last year, averaging 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 17.0 minutes per game. Due to injury, he ended up making just 46 appearances with New York, but 18 of those were starts. In those starts, Kornet's averages were boosted to 11.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.7 minutes per contest. Kornet is primarily a floor spacer on offense, as he shot an impressive 36.3 percent from behind the arc last season on 4.2 attempts per game. In Chicago, he may have a hard time coming across consistent playing time with the team likely looking to see everything it can out of its young frontcourt. With Wendell Carter and Lauri Markkanen locked in as starters, Kornet will likely be behind veteran Thaddeus Young and rookie Daniel Gafford in the rotation. However, despite having young careers, Carter and Markkanen already have their own injury histories, so Kornet does give the Bulls a fairly reliable reserve option should either miss time.
After going undrafted out of Vanderbilt, Kornet spent the 2017-18 campaign on a two-way deal with the Knicks. He saw action in just 20 games with New York at the NBA level, averaging 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 three-pointers across 16.4 minutes. However, he did dominate in 36 G-League games, finishing with 16.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.6 blocks and 2.5 three-pointers across 32.4 minutes. That strong play and solid offseason prompted the Knicks to bring him back on standard contract for the upcoming year. Kornet is expected to slot in as depth in the frontcourt, providing a floor-stretching big that can hit the deep ball. He could see some decent run early on in the season with Kristaps Porzingis (knee) expected to miss at least the first few months, though that doesn't mean he'll be a viable option in Fantasy leagues. The Knicks also brought in Noah Vonleh and Mitchell Robinson this offseason, who could push Kornet for minutes at the position.
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Good to go
CBoston Celtics
May 27, 2024
Kornet (wrist) will play in Monday's Game 4 against Indiana, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
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Questionable for Monday
CBoston Celtics
Wrist
May 26, 2024
Kornet (wrist) is questionable for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers on Monday, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
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Sitting out Saturday
CBoston Celtics
Wrist
May 25, 2024
Kornet (wrist) won't play Saturday in Game 3 of the Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals series versus the Pacers.
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Unlikely to play Saturday
CBoston Celtics
Wrist
May 24, 2024
Kornet (wrist) is doubtful for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers on Saturday, Taylor Snow of the Celtics' official site reports.
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Capped at five minutes with wrist sprain
CBoston Celtics
Wrist
May 23, 2024
Kornet didn't return to Thursday's 126-110 win over the Pacers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals after suffering a sprained left wrist in the first quarter. He finished with two rebounds and one turnover in five minutes.
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Celtics could bring him back
CBoston Celtics
June 19, 2024
Kornet is headed to free agency, but the Celtics are interested in bringing him back for the 2024-25 season, John Hollinger of The Athletic reports.
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The Celtics are betting on continuity for the 2024-25 season and will look to keep the roster intact. That includes trying to bring back Kornet, one of the primary backup options in the frontcourt whenever Kristaps Porzingis or Al Horford is unavailable. The Celtics are open to re-signing Kornet if the price is reasonable, though the market will ultimately determine that. The seven-year veteran averaged 5.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during the 2023-24 regular season across 63 appearances, including seven starts.
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