Jalen Rose raves about Pistons’ All-Star backcourt in Jaden Ivey, Cade Cunningham

The Detroit Pistons took major steps towards their future success in last month's 2022 NBA Draft, selecting 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard Jaden Ivey with the No. 5 overall selection out of Purdue; they subsequently signed him to his first professional contract soon afterward. Shortly afterward, Pistons GM Troy Weaver took things a step further by acquiring Jalen Duren in a trade with Charlotte.

They'll be teaming up with 2021 1st round Draft selection Cade Cunningham as the Pistons look to take the next step in their rebuilding process.

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And according to former Michigan Wolverines Fab Five member and current sports analyst Jalen Rose, Ivey is in for a big first professional season in the NBA.

“The man is a blur with the ball,” Rose said at the Detroit Golf Club during the 12th-annual Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Celebrity Golf Classic. “He has a great court vision and right now, Troy (Weaver) don't get mad at me. I saw my guy Troy and Rob Murphy, and they're like, ‘Jaden Ivey ain't missing a shot in practice.'”

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Jaden Ivey is predicted to have a big 1st NBA season

“When you talk to me about the Pistons, it made me think about great backcourts,” Rose continued. “I think we now have another All-Star backcourt in Jaden and Cade Cunningham. I believe the way Cade led and matured on and off the floor last year and was able to create his own shot and be more effective and efficient.”

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“Now for him to have somebody that's going to make the game easier for him – because Ivey's a blur. He's been knocking down shots in practice, working really hard, and I'm really excited about the potential of our team.”

The Pistons will begin the 2022-23 regular season on Thursday, October 19 against the Orlando Magic at Little Caesars Arena.

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