Detroit Pistons drafted Cade Cunningham as first overall pick in the National Basketball Association’s Draft 2021. Despite struggling in the regular season for almost a decade now and showing to the playoffs once in a while the franchise is again rebuilding itself to shine again and bring the “Bad Boys” era back.
The last two years for the franchise have been worse since the team who made it to six consecutive eastern conference finals was seen finishing their regular season at the end of the conference ranking. Now with a young core and addition of Cade Cunningham to the roster can be a game changer for the Pistons and few more changes may give them their spot to the playoffs back.
Cade Cunningham is a special player who is not only good at operating the ball and driving in for buckets but also at playing it off while making some good assists and this is very important since the roster includes players who are good at creating space under the rim and getting open to get some wide open shots. The 6 ft. 6 inches point guard can come up as a good leader for the team since he has already shown how good of a leader he is in his college career when it comes to decision making on court.
Cade Cunningham starts his own elite club
Cade Cunningham is already a member of a elite club which includes name like Stephen Curry, Jason Kidd and Trae Young to record at least 25 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and five three pointers in the same game during their rookie season. He has also recorded a triple double in his rookie season which adds him to another list of some great names.
In the recent match-up of Detroit Pistons and Oklahoma City Thunder which resulted in a defeat for the Pistons. Cade Cunningham stepped up and gave his best efforts while dropping 28 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 three pointers. This stat line made him the youngest player in NBA history with 25/10/15 and 5 threes in a game where he started his own elite club something the greats of the game were not able to achieve as a rookie. Even though the Pistons lost to OKC Cade has delivered a message and made a difference on both the ends for his team.
Coming off a ankle injury and missing many games during the start of the season, Cade is now back averaging 14.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG and 4.6 APG. His effect and influence on the court with a great vision and the numbers he can drop are making a solid case for him to win “Rookie of the Year” award if it keeps going the same. But the young guard as of now is struggling while shooting the ball but is getting better day by day and is not afraid to attempt so that wont be a big obstacle for Cade to step up for his team and lead them to the playoffs.