Detroit Pistons fans, and the rest of the NBA world, caught a glimpse of the real Cade Cunningham over the last couple of weeks.
I don’t know if it is one of those “out of sight, out of mind” things, but it seems as though some people forgot just how good Cade Cunningham is.
In what was originally an effort to prepare Team USA for an eventual battle with Solvenia, the story coming out of the game was that Cade looked like the best player on the court.
This shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise – Team USA actually had extended an invitation to Cade to be a part of the team and he instead opted to play for the Select squad and stay on his recovery timeline for the Pistons.
Cade Cunningham set make huge leap next season
And while Cade might be the most heralded prospect of the bunch, so we shouldn’t be shocked – it’s still encouraging to see him back to his old form, running up and down.
It also looks like he used his time away effectively. Cade looks bigger (in a good way), stronger, and his point of release on his jump shot looks better than ever.
In fact, he likely would have been a perfect point guard for Team USA and could have really elevated the team with his careful pace and precision on offense.
However much you want to read into a scrimmage video in the middle of August, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Detroit Pistons fan who is not ecstatic with the reports coming out about Cade.
Expectations are definitely elevated going into next season. Cade’s connection with Jalen Duren is enough to get the people going.
This got me thinking, Cade is what we’ve always known he is – one of the best young point guards in the NBA. But where exactly does he stack up?