Pistons’ Cade Cunningham (ankle) misses opener, likely out 3 more games

Top overall draft pick Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons will miss Wednesday’s season-opening game against the visiting Chicago Bulls, the team indicated on its injury report.Cunningham has been plagued by a minor ankle sprain that he sustained early in training camp. The 20-year-old guard missed all four of Detroit’s preseason games.Pistons general manager Troy Weaver said prior to Wednesday’s game that Cunningham may miss the team’s upcoming three-game road trip to Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia. That would put Cunningham in line to make his NBA debut at home on Oct. 30 against the Orlando Magic.”He’s pretty much day-to-day, but we need to ramp him up and get some conditioning going and get him acclimated to going full speed in 5-on-5,” Weaver said. “Hopefully, we’ll get him back sooner than later, but I would anticipate hopefully seeing him when we get back off the road.”

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