The Detroit Pistons tip off a six-game homestand tonight against the Western Conference-leading Minnesota Timberwolves.
Detroit is looking for the second victory in a row, which would seem like a massive winning streak given the context of their 4-36 start to the season.
The Pistons recently swapped two players via trade and tonight could be the first time we see them on the court.
This is also day 8th day since the Pistons announced that Cade Cunningham would be re-evaluated in 7-10 days and we still haven't gotten any type of update about his strained knee, which is the least shocking thing to happen this season.
The Pistons, like many NBA teams, are never transparent about injuries, so even if they knew Cade's knee was more serious, we'd get the same "He'll be re-evaluated" line at the end of these 10 days unless he is ready to go.
Pistons injuries vs. Timberwolves: Is Cade Cunningham playing tonight?
According to the latest official NBA injury report, Cade Cunningham has been ruled out for tonight's game against Minnesota and he won't be the only one.
Monte Morris is still out but is expected to be back by the end of the month.
Bojan Bogdanovic is listed as probable as he is still dealing with calf issues.
The newcomers, Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala are listed as questionable with a "trade pending" status, so we could see them make their debut tonight or some time on this road trip. We could also see the two of them bought out and neither would surprise me.
Minnesota is dealing with injuries of their own as Jaylen Clark is out and star Anthony Edwards is listed as questionable. Teams have used the Pistons as a rest day on the schedule for their stars, so don't be surprised if Edwards sits this one out. But he'll also be licking his chops to drop 50 points on one of the league's worst defenses, so check the official injury report before game time for the latest update.
The good news is that the Pistons have a chance to get comfortable at home over six games, the bad news is that four of them are against the Timberwolves, Bucks (x2) and Thunder with the Hornets and Wizards sandwiched in between.