Pistons news: “We’re bad,” 3 presidents and the Bojan gap

Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons (C) (Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons, Cade Cunningham
Cade Cunningham #2 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Cade Cunningham says the Detroit Pistons are “bad”

By the end of last night’s beating, Cade Cunningham and the rest of the Pistons’ starters were sitting on the bench with a collective look on their faces like they’d just watched the team puppy run over by a steamroller.

There were blank stares, no talking, no joy and that was just me. The players looked like they had given up. Keep in mind that this was the 14th game of the season. Usually, you don’t see the “thousand yard stare” until well after Christmas.

Cade Cunningham, who has been the consummate optimist over this span, finally told it like it is after the game.

Here’s the meat of it:

"“We’ve got to be realistic about the situation. “It’s hard to be like, “We’re good, we’re good,” you know what I’m saying? Because we’re bad. We had to address that. We have to address what we’re not good at. Address it with not only our words, but on the court.”"

I’m glad to finally hear someone say it, as maybe facing reality will force some changes, as right now, it’s hard to see the way out of this. For the first time in memory, I was actually hoping the Raptors would run it up and win by 60 so that something might happen.

Though some fans think they have the solution.