During Detroit’s game against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, retired Pistons great Dave Bing appeared on the local broadcast and spoke critically of the team’s No. 1 overall pick Cunningham.
“I think he’s going to be an All-Star caliber player. I don’t think he’s a guy that you build your team around,”said Bing. “We still gotta get that guy. We don’t have it yet, in my opinion. I also think our weakness is the backcourt. We gotta get a good point guard.”
Pistons fans might not like these comments from Bing, a seven-time All-Star with Detroit who was chosen as one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players of All-Time. The Pistons made Cunningham the top overall pick, so they are clearly looking to build their team around him. Bing’s remark about not needing a point guard is a bit odd as well since that is the position that Cunningham plays.
It is probably too early to tell if he is a legitimate franchise centerpiece, though that will obviously be the goal for the Pistons.