Cade Cunningham is going to blow up for the Detroit Pistons
But the biggest addition to the Detroit Pistons was already on the roster, as Cade Cunningham will be returning after playing just 12 games last season.
People seem to have forgotten about Cade, but they are already getting glimpses of what he is going to bring in his 3rd season. He dominated Team USA in scrimmages as a member of the Select Team, doing his best Luka Doncic impersonation in the process.
Cunningham has clearly put on some strength, which should help him endure the rigors of the season, finish more shots around the rim and take better care of the ball.
The release point on his shot looks higher, likely due to having two healthy legs, so we can expect a much more efficient Cunningham next season.
People are sleeping on what this addition is going to mean for the Pistons, as Cade Cunningham could be an All-Star next season as the focus of the team’s offense, similar to how Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the young Thunder to the play-in last season.
Few teams in the Eastern Conference added a player of Cunningham’s caliber to their roster, so his return should make the biggest impact.
With a new coach, better backcourt and better perimeter defense, the Pistons could surprise some people next season.