2021 number one overall pick Cade Cunningham recently made his NBA debut. However, it will be a little while longer before Cunningham plays in back-to-back games for the Detroit Pistons.
Pistons coach Dwane Casey said, "That was the original plan. Coming off a back-to-back after not playing for a month, that was the prudent thing to do."
Cunningham missed approximately one month of practices and games after suffering a sprained ankle. Casey thought Cunningham looked rusty in his debut game against the Orlando Magic. However, the Pistons coach was happy with Cunningham's overall process.
Casey said that Cunningham sitting out on back-to-backs is the "short-term plan".