Cade Cunningham

Cade Cunningham

22-Year-Old GuardG
Detroit Pistons
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cade Cunningham in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a five-year, $224.24 million contract extension with the Pistons in July of 2024.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Cunningham lived up to the hype and then some in his one-and-done season at Oklahoma State as a first-team All-American and Wooden Award Finalist. He led the Big 12 Conference in scoring (20.1 ppg) and minutes played (35.4 mpg) on his way to conference player of the year honors. That included a 40-point effort Feb. 27 against in-state rival Oklahoma in what was Cunningham's second double-double of the year. The 6-foot-8 forward -- who also possesses a 7-0 wingspan -- consistently impressed NBA scouts with his ball-handling ability (3.5 apg) and three-point shooting (40.0 percent), often taking on a point-forward role. Cunningham almost singlehandedly brought the Cowboys back to their first NCAA Tournament since 2016-17, even helping the program to its first tournament victory since 2008-09.

Reaches five-year extension
GDetroit Pistons
July 9, 2024
Cunningham (knee) and the Pistons agreed on a five-year, $224 million maximum rookie extension Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Cunningham's extension could end up being worth as much as $269 million, an outlay that signals that Detroit is committed to building around the 22-year-old guard. Coming off a 14-win season, the Pistons have made a concerted effort this offseason to bring aboard veterans who can space the floor, with Detroit adding Malik Beasley, Tim Hardaway and Tobias Harris in free agency. Though his 2023-24 season was cut short in early April due to left knee tendinopathy, Cunningham showed signs of growth in his third professional campaign, averaging 22.7 points, 7.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds in 33.5 minutes over 62 games. He should be healthy for the start of training camp this fall, if he hasn't been medically cleared already.
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How does Cade Cunningham compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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  • Effective Field Goal %
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  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
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True Shooting %
54.6%
 
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50.0%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
28.7%
 
Free Throw Rate
23.5%
 
Offensive Rebound %
1.7%
 
Defensive Rebound %
12.9%
 
Total Rebound %
7.2%
 
Assist %
37.5%
 
Steal %
1.2%
 
Block %
0.9%
 
Turnover %
10.7%
 
Usage %
0.0%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
39.4
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
1.2
 
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Cunningham is one of the most intriguing players this season. The 2021 No. 1 overall pick played just 12 games last year, suffering a season-ending shin injury in November. Before the injury, Cunningham averaged 19.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists on 41.5 percent shooting. It's fair to assume some development, with those 2022-23 averages looking like his floor for this upcoming season. That draft status should keep him as the top option in this offense, but this team is the deepest it's been since Cunningham was drafted. Jaden Ivey (No. 5 pick last season) was the primary ball-handler in the final months of last season, while Killian Hayes and Monte Morris are expected to play plenty as well. There's also Bojan Bogdanovic, Joe Harris, and Ausar Thompson on the wings, while Jalen Duren, Isaiah Stewart, James Wiseman and Marvin Bagley take over the frontcourt. All of that means Detroit has a ton to figure out, with Cunningham as the straw who stirs the drink. This is still one of the most talented young players in the NBA and is an appropriate pick starting in the third round of most fantasy leagues.
While Cunningham wasn't as heralded as some of the previous No.1 picks, the 2021 NBA Draft first overall selection didn't disappoint as a rookie, earning All-Rookie First Team honors. Cunningham finished the campaign hot, averaging 21.1 points, 6.5 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals over his last 20 games. While Cunningham struggled to consistently connect from beyond the arc (31.4 percent) in 2021-22, he fared much better in his lone collegiate campaign (40.0 percent), so there's room for growth in that area heading into his second professional campaign. Likely aiding Cunnigham's development is an infusion of young talent that includes 2022 No. 5 overall pick Jaden Ivey and No. 13 pick Jalen Duren, who both pieced together solid Summer League showings. Ivey, in particular, should help take some of the pressure off of Cunningham in the backcourt. The Pistons also return most of their production from a season ago, retaining seven of the eight players that played at least 1,000 total minutes last. The lone exception is Jerami Grant, who Detroit shipped to Portland this offseason for a protected 2025 first-round pick. The rebuilding Pistons figure to rely heavily on their youth again this season, so look for Cunnigham to be front-and-center in the rotation and set to supply a diverse set of fantasy contributions.
While Detroit did its homework on the other top prospects, Cunningham was the relatively easy choice at No. 1 overall, and he'll enter his first NBA season as the clear-cut Rookie of the Year favorite. Similarly, the Oklahoma State product is the favorite to finish as the top fantasy player in the 2021 rookie class, thanks to a well-rounded stat profile that saw him average 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks per game last season. An excellent decision-maker and facilitator with prototypical size (6-8, 220lbs), Cunningham is also an efficient scorer who drilled 40 percent of his 5.7 three-point attempts per game at Oklahoma State. Like all rookies, Cunningham will inevitably go through some rough stretches, but in terms of fantasy value, he easily has the highest floor among the elite prospects. Given that he'll likely be handed the keys to the Pistons' franchise from Day 1, Cunningham projects to be the first rookie off the board in most standard leagues.
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Set to sign five-year extension
GDetroit Pistons
June 30, 2024
Cunningham (knee) agreed Sunday with the Pistons on a five-year, $226 million max extension, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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Downgraded to out
GDetroit Pistons
Knee
April 14, 2024
Cunningham (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Spurs.
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Doubtful to play Sunday
GDetroit Pistons
Knee
April 13, 2024
Cunningham (knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Spurs.
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Ruled out for Friday
GDetroit Pistons
Knee
April 12, 2024
Cunningham (knee) will not play Friday against the Mavericks, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Not expected to play Friday
GDetroit Pistons
Knee
April 12, 2024
Cunningham (knee) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Mavericks.
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Building around him is top priority
GDetroit Pistons
July 8, 2024
The Pistons made it their top priority to build a roster that could effectively space the floor around Cunningham this offseason, Evan Sidery of Forbes Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
If Cunningham's five-year, $226 million max extension was not sign enough, the Pistons' offseason additions all tilted toward building around him. The club traded for Tim Hardaway, and they added Malik Beasley and Tobias Harris in free agency in order to provide veteran shooters who can create space for Cunningham. The Pistons were horrendous in the 2023-24 season, during which the 22-year-old averaged 22.7 points, 7.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Now, Cunningham will have more shooting around him so he is not one of the only options on the offensive end.
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