Pistons’ former No. 1 overall pick may need surgery on shin, according to report

Pistons' former No. 1 overall pick may need surgery on shin, according to report

detroit pistons trying to determine whether the former No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham He needs shin surgery, according to mark stein, Cunningham described the Pistons’ last five games as “shin soreness”, and there is a fear he may have a stress fracture, Per Shams Charaniya,

Earlier this month, after his disastrous 1-11 shooting performance in a 128-112 loss to the Pistons Boston Celtics, the team announced that Cunningham was suffering from a calf injury and would miss the next four games and be reevaluated in a week. Although unfortunate, the issue did not seem serious when it was announced; That has changed now.

Even though he may eventually require surgery, Cunningham is out indefinitely and it’s bad news for a Pistons team that has struggled mightily this season. While many expected a step forward from this young core, instead they have the worst record in the Eastern Conference at 3-14. Only Houston Rockets Has the worst winning percentage in the league at 3-13.

Injuries have played a big role in his poor start. alec burks, nerlens noel, Marvin Bagley III, Isaiah Stewart and first round selection jalen duren All have missed time, and so far only four players have appeared in all 17 games. Most striking, however, is Cunningham’s absence.

Through 12 games, Cunningham has averaged 19.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and six assists per game, and has a strong chance to become just the eighth second-year player in league history to average 20 points, six assists for an entire season. rebounds and six assists.

, Even with his inefficient shooting, his poise and playmaking almost single-handedly kept their offense afloat. With Cunningham on the floor this season, the Pistons are scoring 111.2 points per 100 possessions, which is about the league average. When he is out, that number drops to 102.4, which would be the worst mark ever in the league.

after their loss Los Angeles Lakers On Friday, the Pistons have dropped six games in a row, the longest active losing streak in the league. And with Cunningham unlikely to return anytime soon, that skid could be extended. their next four games on this west coast swing sacramento kings, denver nuggets, Utah Jazz And Phoenix Suns,

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