Milwaukee Bucks 2022 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Kennedy Chandler

Mar 12, 2022; Tampa, FL, USA: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Tennessee Volunteers: Kennedy Chandler
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The Milwaukee Bucks are picking 24th in the upcoming NBA Draft, and adding a backup point guard could definitely be their goal. Kennedy Chandler out of Tennessee is one they will likely be considering, as he brings a lot to the table. Here are some of his strengths and weaknesses, as well as his fit with the Bucks. (All stats provided by Synergy require a subscription)

Kennedy Chandler

  • Position: Point Guard
  • College: Tennessee
  • Age: 19
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 170 lbs
  • Stats: 13.9 points, 4.7 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 2.5 turnovers
    • 46 percent from the field, 38 percent from three, 61 percent from the line

Milwaukee Bucks Draft Scouting Report: Kennedy Chandler – Strengths


Kennedy Chandler is a tremendous playmaker at point guard. He is extremely quick, can handle the ball, and is very shifty and difficult to contain. Chandler had an assist rate of 32.4 percent at Tennessee last season, which was among the best in the nation, and he averaged nine assists per 100 possessions. He is very good out of the pick and roll, generating 0.93 points per possession as a pick and roll ball handler (passing or scoring), according to Synergy.

Spot Up Shooting

Chandler is a good three-point shooter at point guard, draining 38 percent of his threes in college. He was particularly good spotting up, hitting 43 percent of his spot-up threes and ranking in the 88th percentile in terms of spot-up shooting. He can hit them guarded or unguarded, as he ranks in the 76th percentile on guarded catch-and-shoot threes and 73rd percentile on unguarded catch-and-shoot threes. Overall, Chandler definitely seems like a point guard who can be a knockdown shooter at the next level.


Not only is Kennedy Chandler a nice offensive player, but he brings it on defense as well. He is a very good point-of-attack defender who pressures the ball and generates a lot of steals (2.2 per game). His quickness, strength, and physicality all made him a high-level defender at point guard in college. He ranked in the 90th percentile in points per possession allowed as a primary defender, holding opponents to just 32.6 percent from the field. Chandler definitely has shown that he has the intensity and skills to be an impactful defender at point guard.