27. Pistons: Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey
For the first time in their rebuild, the Detroit Pistons are starting to build an identity as a club. There’s a long list of young talent on this roster. Marvin Bagley III, Jaden Ivey, Isaiah Stewart, and Jalen Duran are just a few players who have legit upside.
However, there are two players who’ve proven to have the biggest upside. Ivey was almost a choice as a part of this dynamic duo, but in the end, Cade Cunningham and Saddiq Bey is the best duo on the Pistons until Ivey shows otherwise.
“He plays at his own pace while creating for others and himself.”
Bey can play both forward positions and is the team’s best two-way player. As a rookie, he was an elite 3-and-D wing in the NBA and last season, he took the next step in his development and rounded out his offensive game. If he continues to grow as a player he might play near an All-Star level next season.
Cunningham was the first overall pick in the 2021 draft and after a rough start, he played like one. He plays at his own pace while creating for others and himself. He still needs to develop more as a shooter and defender, but he has the tools to become an All-Star.