Pistons’ Cunningham to have season-ending surgery

Detroit's Cade Cunningham will have shin surgery and miss the rest of the season.

According to Monday’s report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Detroit second-year star guard Cade Cunningham is going to have season-ending surgery on his left shin.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft has been out of action since Nov. 9. By undergoing surgery now, Cunningham is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

The Oklahoma State product took the last month to see if rest and rehab would allow the shin to improve enough to get back on the court. Along with the Pistons and his representatives at Excel Sports, Cunningham reached the conclusion to go under the knife on Monday.

As a rookie last season, Cunningham averaged 17.4 points, 5.6 assists and 5.5 rebounds per game. He finished third in Rookie of the Year voting behind Toronto’s Scottie Barnes and Cleveland’s Evan Mobley.

In 12 games this year, Cunningham was averaging 19.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.0 APG. He had a 72/39 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Detroit is currently last in the Eastern Conference with a 7-22 straight-up record. However, the Pistons have been decent for their betting backers, going 14-12-3 against the spread. They’re off tonight before playing at Charlotte on Wednesday.

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