Beard: Patience needed as Pistons' Cade Cunningham works his way back from ankle injury

Rod Beard
The Detroit News

New York — The first question in Saturday’s pregame press conference for coach Dwane Casey was predictable: whether Cade Cunningham was going to make his NBA debut.

“Yes, he's good to go. Is that all you've got?” Casey joked.

Pistons guard Cade Cunningham had just two points in his season debut on Saturday, before sitting out Sunday's game as he comes back from an ankle injury.

That encapsulates the anticipation for seeing Cunningham, who missed almost a month because of an ankle injury. Fans have wondered aloud whether the injury was something more serious because Cunningham was sidelined for so long, but that’s what even minor injuries have turned into now.

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