‘I feel I am the one’: Answering the largest NBA draft questions on Cade Cunningham
STILLWATER, Okla. — Cade Cunningham is not your typical No. 1 draft choose.
He would not defy physics like Zion Williamson did at Duke. He isn’t a human spotlight reel like Ben Simmons was at LSU. He isn’t loaded with conventional upside like Anthony Davis at Kentucky. He isn’t a velocity demon like John Wall at UK or an elite ball handler like Kyrie Irving at Duke.
Like Luka Doncic earlier than him, Cunningham faces lingering questions on his star potential on the subsequent degree. Is he a playmaking wing or a lead guard? Does he venture as a very good participant on a successful group or a perennial All-Star who can flip a franchise?
Why is it that — in what’s thought-about a loaded draft with a bodily expertise like Jonathan Kuminga, a unicorn like Evan Mobley, a high-flier like Jalen Inexperienced and an energizer like Jalen Suggs within the high 5 — Cunningham is the highest prospect?
I spent a couple of days monitoring Cunningham in individual and breaking down movie with him. Here is what I realized that helps reply these questions: