NBA’s rookie Cheatingham is absent following his sluggish debut.
Cade Cunningham (20, 198cm), who joined the Detroit Pistons as the No. 1 rookie draft in the National Basketball Association (NBA) this year, has not shown any significant performance early in the season.
Detroit lost 91-117 against the Brooklyn Nets in the 2021-2022 NBA regular league at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on the 1st (Korea Standard Time).
Brooklyn was sent off by Kevin Durant for a rough foul by his opponent Kelly Olinick during the third quarter of the game.
However, James Harden led the team to victory with 18 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds.
Detroit’s No. 1 rookie, Cunningham, was absent from the game.
Cunningham had high expectations as the No. 1 rookie, but he missed all Detroit exhibition games this season and has not played in four consecutive games since the opening of the regular league.
Cheatingham, who made his NBA debut through the team’s fifth game against Orlando Magic on October 31, played only 19 minutes and scored two points, seven rebounds, and two assists.
And the very next day, he missed the game against Brooklyn again.
Cunningham missed all four exhibition games and the first four games since the opening of the regular league because of a right ankle injury.안전놀이터
His ankle condition has not yet fully recovered, so he will manage his playing time in less than 25 minutes on the Detroit bench and will not be put into the game for two consecutive days.
However, even so, it is a regrettable result that the No. 1 rookie scored only two points before his debut.
Anthony Benet, who was the No. 1 rookie in 2013, also scored two points in his debut, the lowest score in his No. 1 rookie debut in eight points in his debut.
In addition, Cheatingham scored one out of three two-point shots on the day, and missed all five three-point shots, with only 12.5% (1/8) of field goals.
This is a disgraceful record, ranking second in the lowest field pitching success rate before the rookie debut since 1966. The lowest fielding success rate is also 0% (0/5) of Bennett in 2013.
Fortunately, he still won 110-103 against Orlando the day before Cunningham played, and the bad news is that Detroit’s victory this season is the only game and currently has one win and five losses.