You can’t accuse Cade Cunningham of being afraid of the moment, the comparisons or the responsibility. He’s embraced it all. When facing gargantuan expectations along the way, whether at Montverde Academy, Oklahoma State or with the Detroit Pistons, he has only asked why people are thinking so small. No matter how great you say he
At his introductory press conference on Friday afternoon, Cade Cunningham glanced down at his jersey and seemed to be drawn in by the moment. Cunningham, the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, was seeing his Pistons jersey for the first time, which is a special moment, but there’s a greater significance. Cunningham will wear
It was time for a party Thursday evening and Little Caesars Arena was the perfect place to celebrate. Detroit Pistons fans walked the concourse about an hour before the start of the NBA Draft and they were in a festive mood, fully expecting the Pistons would use the No. 1 pick on Oklahoma State star…
Under the category of “time flies,” this summer marks 10 years since Tom Gores purchased the Pistons franchise. There have been a few twists and turns in the ensuing decade, but the self-made native son of Michigan arose Friday morning feeling more enthusiastically optimistic about the future – of the basketball team, of the franchise…
The Detroit Pistons celebrated a successful NBA draft night with their day-after news conference to introduce the newest members of the organization. Pistons owner Tom Gores, general manager Troy Weaver, head coach Dwane Casey and the team’s four draft picks made an appearance at team’s practice facility in Detroit on Friday afternoon. You can watch the
The Detroit Pistons are celebrating a successful NBA draft night with their day-after news conference to introduce the newest members of the organization. Beginning Friday at 2:40 p.m., Pistons owner Tom Gores, general manager Troy Weaver, head coach Dwane Casey and the team’s four draft picks are answering questions from the media at the team’s practice facility
The Detroit Pistons began the NBA Draft with a bang, or maybe that was just a collective sigh of relief from every Pistons fan exhaling at once as the pick of Cade Cunningham was announced by Adam Silver. Cunningham walked to the podium in a sharp black suit and then did and said all the
Before she decided to pursue a career in politics, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had dreams of being a sports broadcaster. She has long been a fan of sports, and briefly played basketball while attending high school. On Monday, Whitmer got to live out her sports dream in a different way. The Detroit Pistons hosted her at
New York — After making a splash in the first round with Cade Cunningham, the Pistons finished out the second round of the draft with some familiar names. The Pistons selected Michigan’s Isaiah Livers, a 6-foot-7 forward, with the 42nd pick and then followed with Iowa big man Luka Garza — the national player of
Lazarus Jackson (@lazchance) talked to the gentlemen of The Uncontested (@The_Uncontested) podcast, the Oklahoma City Thunder podcast on the Blue Wire podcast network, about the chaotic 2021 NBA Draft, Cade Cunnigham’s game, and the Detroit Pistons’ second-round selections. That, in turn, became a discussion about basketball chameleons, Troy Weaver’s taste in centers, how Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
New York — The chances that the Pistons would somehow mess up the draft were low. They entered with the No. 1 overall pick and had three second-round selections, so things were trending toward them making pretty safe moves and not doing too much. They did what was expected and picked Cade Cunningham with the
DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has agreed in principle to acquire the draft rights to Balsa Koprivica from the Charlotte Hornets and trade the draft rights of JT Thor as part of a larger deal that is expected to be finalized after the moratorium ends on August 6.
DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons announced tonight that the club has selected Cade Cunningham with the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, along with Isaiah Livers and Luka Garza in the second round.
Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Pistons take Cade Cunningham No. 1 in 2021 NBA draft The Detroit Pistons drafted Cade Cunningham, the former Oklahoma State star. The Free Press’ Omari Sankofa II and Tyler Davis discuss what’s next. Omari Sankofa II and Tyler J. Davis, Detroit Free Press Being a sports fan in Detroit has
The Detroit Pistons selected Cade Cunningham on Thursday, and for that reason alone, their 2021 NBA draft haul will be viewed as a rousing success. But they also had three second-round picks, and ended up using all three, along with trading a starter from last season’s team. Here’s how their draft class grades out. No.
Tonight’s the night. For the first time since 1970, the Detroit Pistons have the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. And all indications are it’s a done deal, with Cade Cunningham expected to become the face of the future for the franchise. You can follow all the picks HERE. And you can follow all
After a busy 2021 NBA draft, the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a two-way deal with UCLA wing Chris Smith, according to ESPN early Friday morning. Smith, a 6-foot-9 senior, averaged 12.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and two assists before tearing the ACL in his left knee during the team’s eighth game last season. Despite the loss, the Bruins made
Sean Merriman | Special to Detroit Free Press The Detroit Pistons were busy in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft. After getting Cade Cunningham No. 1 overall, the Pistons picked up Michigan basketball’s Isaiah Livers, Iowa center Luka Garza and Florida State center Balsa Koprivica in Round 2. Here’s what the ESPN draft
Detroit — By all accounts, Cade Cunningham can do everything on a basketball court, fit any position, fill any role. There have been more-celebrated NBA prospects over the years, but not many better all-around prospects. That’s good because his next role is a huge, provocative one, created when the Pistons drafted him No. 1: Face
The Detroit Pistons began the night selecting a player on the top of everyone’s mind in Cade Cunningham, and they ended the night selecting a player few knew existed in Balsa Koprivica. And the two happened to be teammates at Montverde Academy. The Serbian big man stands 7-foot-1 with a 7-foot-3.5 wingspan. He also allegedly