Pistons news: There is no bottom, Cade Cunningham injury update

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Every time we think the Detroit Pistons have hit rock bottom we discover that this season doesn't have a bottom.

The Pistons were eviscerated by the Nuggets after allowing Denver 77 combined points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. The Pistons' already atrocious defense has been even worse over the last six games with Isaiah Stewart out with an injury.

The Pistons' 120.2 defensive rating was already the worst in the NBA, but that has jumped up to 127.5 in the last six games without Stewart. As usual this season, there is always a way for a bad thing to get worse.

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And we're getting ready to see just how bad things can get, as Cade Cunningham had to leave last night with a knee injury, and if he has to miss significant time, we may have to come up with new language for how bad this team will be.

Cade Cunningham injury update: There is no bottom for the Pistons

Cade Cunningham had to leave midway through the 2nd quarter with what is being called a strained left knee.

Few players in the league account for as many of their team's points as Cade Cunningham, as he is leading the team in both scoring and assists and has the ball in his hands pretty much every play, with a usage rate over 30 percent.

Cade is in the top 10 in usage percentage among players who have played at least 1,000 minutes this season.

Let's face it, Cunningham is one of the only reasons to watch the Detroit Pistons unless you are some kind of masochist who loves pain.

There has not yet been an update on the severity of his injury and the best we can hope for is that it's not serious and will just take a bit of rest.

The Pistons have been getting beaten in nearly every game with their best player in the lineup so it's hard to even fathom how bad this team can be without him.

Given how many minutes Cade was playing and how much responsibility he was carrying for this team, it's hardly surprising that he got hurt. Now we just have to hope it isn't serious, as losing Cunningham for any length of time will open up new depths for this team to sink into.