No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham to make NBA debut

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James Edwards III: Dwane Casey said Cade Cunningham is good to make his debut. “Shorter bursts, shorter stints. We’ll have him on a minutes restriction. Let the fans know not to chant his name. The medical people will (kill me) if I play him over a certain amount of minutes.”
Source: Twitter @JLEdwardsIII

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on Cade Cunningham’s debut: “I understand, and the organization understands, there will be rust.” – 5:26 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey wouldn’t reveal whether Cade Cunningham will start, but … you know… – 5:26 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on excitement of Cade Cunningham’s debut: “You’re exciting but my expectations are the same — we’re still growing.” – 5:24 PM

Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Cade Cunningham will play tonight versus the Magic, Pistons head coach Dwane Casey said. He will be on a 20-25 minute count and will play shorter bursts tonight. Casey would not say if he’ll start. – 5:22 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey says Cade Cunningham is set to play 20-25 minutes. – 5:22 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Dwane Casey said Cade Cunningham is good to make his debut. “Shorter bursts, shorter stints. We’ll have him on a minutes restriction. Let the fans know not to chant his name. The medical people will (kill me) if I play him over a certain amount of minutes.” – 5:21 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Cade Cunningham will make his rookie debut tonight. He’ll be on a minutes count. “I’ll be arrested if I play him past a certain amount”, says Dwane Casey – 5:21 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey said Cade Cunningham will be on a minutes restriction and will play in spurts. – 5:21 PM

Eric Woodyard @E_Woodyard
Detroit #Pistons coach Dwane Casey confirms that No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham will make his debut tonight. He missed all preseason action and the first 4 games with a sprained ankle. “Yes, he’s good to go,” he said. – 5:20 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey says Cade Cunningham is good to go tonight. – 5:20 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Reminder that I won’t be at tonight’s Pistons-Magic game. @dgauruder will have the game story and any additional Cade Cunningham debut coverage – 5:10 PM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Cade Cunningham is set to make his rookie debut tonight.
How much will it hurt Cade that he missed preseason & training camp?
Here’s what @David Thorpe had to say on my latest NBA Big Board Pod …
https://t.co/q2Pxqcxtcg pic.twitter.com/n5HTUdEyjH4:17 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
With #Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham expected to make his #NBA debut tonight against visiting Orlando, here’s the No 1 pick’s first diary of the season in @TheUndefeated. bit.ly/3G2VqdG11:26 AM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Cade Cunningham could make his NBA debut tonight.
I wrote about the player-coach relationship between Larry Brown and Cade’s older brother, Cannen. Brown coached Cannen at SMU, and the lessons Cannen taught Cade were lessons Brown taught him.
https://t.co/Hw1OhgAzqM pic.twitter.com/aA3oKH3Psc11:19 AM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham’s NBA debut could be cherry on top of exciting Michigan sports Saturday: https://t.co/1LLoUvSdNv pic.twitter.com/bkiGVTJBXt10:38 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Pistons’ No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham expected to make NBA debut Saturday nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/30/pis…10:00 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Pistons, first overall pick Cade Cunningham to debut vs Magic? sportando.basketball/en/pistons-fir…9:14 AM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
It’s likely Pistons rookie and No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham makes his debut tonight.
I talked to his cousin/trainer and brother, who have trained Cade his whole life, about the work that went into preparing the rookie for life in the NBA:
theathletic.com/2875146/2021/1…8:51 AM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
With #Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham expected to make his #NBA debut tomorrow against visiting Orlando, here’s his first diary of the season in @TheUndefeated. bit.ly/3G2VqdG7:52 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham’s NBA debut could be cherry on top of exciting Michigan sports Saturday: https://t.co/1LLoUvSdNv pic.twitter.com/z2b68NroeE6:57 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
My grandmother passed away recently. Her service is tomorrow evening. Won’t be at tomorrow’s Pistons game, but @freepsports will have any game and Cade Cunningham-related updates handled while I’m with family. – 6:34 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
2021 No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham is expected to make his NBA debut tomorrow vs. the Magic, per
@James Edwards III 👀 pic.twitter.com/WEZq3hzIqH6:10 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Per the NBA’s official injury report, Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham is not listed, meaning it appears he could make his debut tomorrow against Orlando – 5:42 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Cade Cunningham is NOT listed on the injury report. He could make his NBA debut on Saturday vs. #Magic.
Jerami Grant is listed as probable.
#DFS5:35 PM

More on this storyline

Rod Beard: #Pistons Dwane Casey on what kind of pep talk he gave to Cade Cunningham: “Do what you have done since you were four.” -via Twitter @detnewsRodBeard / October 30, 2021

James Edwards III: No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham is not listed in the injury report for tomorrow’s game against the Magic, meaning is NBA debut is likely. -via Twitter @JLEdwardsIII / October 29, 2021

Omari Sanfoka II: Casey on Cade Cunningham: “He went through some drills today and some offensive stuff today. We’ll see where he is tomorrow. If his body feels like it and the doctors agree with it, he’ll go when he can go.” -via Twitter @omarisankofa / October 29, 2021