Detroit Pistons first round overall number 1 pick Cade Cunningham has been successful while he was at Oklahoma. Now Cade Cunningham is in the NBA playing for a Pistons team that despite the fact they were supposed to be greatly improved with his addition, the Pistons are still in the basement of the NBA. The Pistons are losing at the same level they did during the Teal Pistons days of the 90s.
Cunninghams Performance So Far
In his last six games, Cunningham is averaging 22.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and four assists, while shooting 52% on 3-pointers and 48% from the field.
None of that is unexpected from Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick, but the fact he’s turned things around so quickly and dramatically after missing the first few games of the season is a surprise.
In his first 14 games, Cunningham shot 24% from 3 and posted 12.9 points, but in the latest stretch, he’s found his shooting touch from distance, which has set him apart from most rookies.
“His 3-point shooting is coming around, and we expected it to come around pretty quick — quicker than I thought it would,” Casey said. “His feel for the game in certain situations, and the passes and reads he’s making have jumped out pretty quick — quicker than most rookies.”
One of the transitions in Cunningham’s recent success is putting the ball in his hands so he can facilitate the offense more. Casey and the organization have maintained that Cunningham and Killian Hayes, one of last year’s first-round picks, are more co-point guards than either one being the bell cow.
Currently Cunningham Carries The Pistons
His finishes and stats are being admired from people both local and national. However The Pistons keep losing due to lack of a great supporting cast.