With Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey, the Detroit Pistons have one of the most promising young backcourts in the NBA and the foundation of their rebuild.
We recently took at look at how the Pistons backcourt ranked in the Eastern Conference, but today we’ll explore how they stack up against other young backcourt duos league wide.
For the purposes of these rankings, I only looked at backcourts where both players were 25-years-old or younger. Both guys had to have started most of their games together (or will), and I used a combination of current production and future potential to come up with the final results.
Here are the top-10 young backcourts in the NBA, which most definitely includes Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey of the Detroit Pistons.
Detroit Pistons: Top-10 young backcourts in the NBA
#10: Cleveland Cavaliers
- Darius Garland
- Collin Sexton
“Sex-Land” would probably rank a little higher if Sexton’s future weren’t so uncertain. The Cavaliers still haven’t signed him, though there are reports that they have made him a lowball offer. When healthy and together, these two can average close to 50 points per game, but it’s possible that their days as teammates will soon be over.
#9: Sacramento Kings
- De’Aaron Fox
- Davion Mitchell
These two give the Kangz a nice offense/defense combo, as Fox is one of the top scoring guards in the league and Mitchell is a plus defender. Talent-wise, they are not elite, though Fox could certainly make an All-Star game or two in his career. Mitchell profiles more as a role player unless his shooting efficiency goes way up.
#8: Orlando Magic
- Cole Anthony
- Jalen Suggs
These two are both very good players already, but does Anthony have another level? I think Suggs definitely does, but the ceiling for these two might be “fringe” All-Stars. Anthony has already been one of the steals of his draft and Suggs will definitely improve over time, giving Orlando one of the best young backcourts in the league and a nice core to build around.