Pistons To Be Without Best Player For Several Games

The Detroit Pistons, already stumbling along tied for the worst record in the East at 3-11, will now have to make do without super sophomore Cade Cunningham for at least another three games due to shin soreness.

He is set to be re-evaluated in a week's time, and they will decide then on his status moving forward. 

The Pistons began a road trip with a loss to the Boston Celtics Saturday night, and he'll also miss games against the Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers.  

Cunningham is second on the team in scoring at 19.9 points per game, to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists.

The shin was obviously bothering him in his last game played, on Nov. 9th, as he shot just 1-for-11 from the floor, tallied only four points and was a minus-17. 

Head coach Dwane Casey has a number of ways he could go to replace Cunningham in the starting lineup for the next few games; veteran Cory Joseph started one game, followed by Killian Hayes who came in with a solid game from the starting lineup against the Celtics, with 15 points and 7 assists. Alec Burks is another option.

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