Pistons legend Not Too Impressed With Cade Cunningham


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.