Cunningham (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's season opener against the Bulls.
As of Monday, coach Dwane Casey left the door open for Cunningham to potentially make his NBA debut Wednesday, but the Pistons will ultimately exercise caution and hold the No. 1 overall pick out of action as he battles the sprained ankle that sidelined him for the entire preseason. The rookie should be considered day-to-day with the hope that he's able to take the floor for Saturday's rematch against the Bulls in Chicago. Considering Cunningham hasn't taken the floor for a "real" game since Summer League, he may have to shake off some rust whenever he's cleared to debut.