Cade Cunningham, 21, the future of the Detroit Pistons, is out this season.
Adrian Wojnarowski, a reporter for ESPN, a sports media outlet, reported on the morning of the 13th (Korean time), “Cunningham plans to undergo surgery on his left shin, and as a result, the season has ended.”
According to Woz, Cunningham has consulted several doctors in recent weeks since missing the 10th of last month. Detroit and he have agreed to accept the process of returning in time for training camp in 2023-24.
Cunningham was selected by Detroit with the first pick in the 2021 draft. He averaged 21.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 11 games this season, excluding missed games due to injury.
Previously, Cunningham had not been able to play much time due to injury since his debut season, but he was meeting the expectations of the team 메이저사이트 by showing a gradual improvement over time. He finished third behind Scotty Barnes and Evan Mobley in Rookie of the Year voting last season and was named to the All-NBA Rookie First Team.
In particular, Cunningham recorded two triple-doubles, a symbol of versatility, from his debut season, and also showed a record close to a triple-double three times this season.
Meanwhile, Detroit ranked last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 7 wins and 22 losses (0.241) this season.
Detroit’s game is different from other rebuilding teams. They have also lost most of their games against strong teams, and of their seven wins this season, they have also won against teams such as the Golden State Warriors, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat.
However, Cunningham’s season out could be very fatal for Detroit. That means Detroit’s rebuilding will take longer. After all, Detroit is likely to enter a tanking race for Victor Wembanyama and Scott Henderson in next year’s draft.