Cunningham (ankle) resumed practicing Monday, but head coach Dwane Casey wouldn't commit to the rookie playing in Wednesday's season opener against the Bulls, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports. "When he's healthy, he'll be ready to go," Casey said of the rookie. "The medical people are being cautious, and rightfully so."
Cunningham missed the entire preseason with a right ankle sprain, robbing both the Pistons and potential fantasy investors of an early glimpse of how he might fit within the Detroit lineup. Even so, Cunningham appears on track to avoid a lengthy absence to begin his pro career, even if his conditioning isn't quite where it needs to be ahead of Wednesday's opener. If Cunningham is sidelined against Chicago, more minutes could be up for grabs among Josh Jackson, Frank Jackson, Hamidou Diallo and Cory Joseph.