One of the more common responses I got on Twitter after the Detroit Pistons won the NBA Draft Lottery — other than a series of excited expletives — was questions about Cade and requests to provide a little bit of additional info on the potential No. 1 overall pick.
I get it. We are all learning, and, honestly, as Laz said on his emergency pod last night, I didn’t really allow myself to entertain the idea of getting the first pick so I was more interested in breaking down the Evan Mobleys and Jalen Greens and Jalen Suggs, and in my darkest moments the Scottie Barnes and Sharife Coopers of the world.
I need to do some Cade study of my own. I figured the best place to start would be hearing from the man himself, as well as his trainer and cousin, on the kind of work they do to prepare for the NBA Draft.
Luckily, Whistle featured Cunningham in a No Day’s Off feature yesterday in advance of the lottery.
Of course, we have to dissect the footage, and that is where ESPN’s Mike Schmitz, with an assist from Cade comes in. Cunningham sat down with Schmitz to chop up some film. Here is 30 minutes on Cade’s offense.
And here is Hoop Intellect using video to break down Cunningham’s strengths and weaknesses.
Finally, here are Cade Cunningham’s top 10 plays at Oklahoma State courtesy of Bleacher Report.
These are a great introduction to Cade, but rest assured, Detroit Bad Boys will be breaking down Cade’s game even further, diving into the details of how he could be utilized in Detroit, the kind of players who make sense to complement him and exploring the other top prospects because we know Troy Weaver is going to do his own thing.
The restoration continues.