A lot has been made this offseason about the possibility of lineups featuring two bigs, but I am far more interested in the Pistons going small.
Detroit suddenly has a nice collection of 3-point shooters, though that depth did take a hit with the loss of Bogdanovic and Livers.
But Detroit can still go small and surround Cade with players like Monte Morris, Alec Burks, Joe Harris and Isaiah Stewart in order to get as much shooting as possible on the floor.
Cade has never had those kinds of floor spreaders around him, so I am curious to see what he can do in four-out halfcourt sets where he has plenty of space to operate.
His ability to facilitate and score in the mid-range should make small-ball lineups hard to stop in short spurts. Defensively they probably wouldn’t be able to get away with it long, but the Pistons have a chance to create matchup problems with their shooters and Cade.