Pistons to Sign Cade Cunningham to Record Contract

Cade Cunningham is about to make history in Detroit with a massive rookie max extension.

Big Payday for Cade:

Cade Cunningham has agreed to a five-year, $226 million deal, which could go up to $270 million if he hits certain goals like making the All-NBA team. This contract will keep him with the Pistons until the 2029-30 season. Last year, he had his best season ever, averaging 22.7 points, 7.5 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game.

High Hopes and Big Plans:

Tragan Langdon praised Cade during his introductory news conference on June 21: “High-character human being, mature beyond his years and a big-time basketball player at a young age.” Langdon also mentioned plans to build a strong team around Cade to help him grow and support other players.

Team Building Strategies:

The new president of basketball operations emphasized trading for athletes who can complement Cade’s skills. He believes that having supportive teammates will allow Cade to shine even more and help others improve too.

Fans are really excited about this!

After recovering from a shin injury that limited him in the previous season, Cunningham was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing year for Detroit with only 14 wins out of 82 games.

Learning from Tough Times:

Reflecting on last season’s struggles, Cade said in April: “For me, I’m just thankful to have been able to make it through another season… I’m really looking forward to what’s to come.”

A New Coach Takes Over:

J.B. Bickerstaff is now the head coach after Monty Williams’ short stint ended following a record-breaking losing streak at the start of last season. Bickerstaff signed a five-year deal with an option for the fifth year after spending four years with the Cavaliers.


The Right Leader:

The new president explained they wanted someone who could teach fundamental skills like defensive plays and box outs effectively. The GM added that they needed “a fresh set of eyes” and someone who wouldn’t be complacent after past successes but would push them further toward their goals.

James Shotwell
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