Dwane Casey, vocal as anyone about Cade Cunningham’s Rookie of the Year candidacy, has a go-to response when asked why Cunningham qualifies: The Detroit Pistons’ No. 1 pick has “it.”
But what is “it?” Cunningham provided plenty of examples Tuesday.
“We had Blake (Griffin) a couple years ago when he was healthy,” Casey said. “He had that star power. We made the playoffs that first year while he was there. Cade gives us that hub, so to speak, and it was good for us to get him. We’re watching him grow. He’s gotten so much better from the beginning of the year until now.”