The second-year point guard for the Detroit Pistons, Cade Cunningham, underwent season-ending shin surgery on Monday. The former first-overall pick deliberated before deciding to call it quits on his season. He will be prepared for the following year thanks to this.
Dwayne Casey, the head coach of the Pistons, spoke to reporters on Tuesday regarding Cade Cunningham’s decision to have surgery. I told him that if he were my son, I would advise him to do it, but it is up to him and his family to decide how to ensure that he takes care of it.
I feel bad for him because I can only picture the fear he must have felt when this happens after all the hopes and plans he had for this year. It’s human nature, and that’s what contributed to part of the uncertainty, but he did a thorough job, along with the help of his agent, his family, and our entire staff, in ensuring that he made the proper choice. Nobody forced him to do it; Cade was the only one who could decide.
When healthy, Cade Cunningham has rapidly emerged as one of the NBA’s most dynamic guards. He participated in 64 games overall during his debut season. He produced 17.4 PPG, 5.6 APG, and 5.5 RPG on average throughout this time.
Cunningham made a total of 12 appearances this season. He continued where he had left off on the court during his rookie season. He had a final season average of 19.9 PPG, 6.0 APG, and 6.2 RPG.
Since November 9th, Cade Cunningham had been out of commission. For the start of the upcoming campaign, the Pistons intend to have him back and prepared. Dwane Casey responds to Cade Cunningham’s devastating injury report, which will end his season.