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Saddiq Bey
Saddiq Bey
Position: F
Born: 04/09/99
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:216 lbs. / 98 kg.
Salary: $2,959,080
Stackhouse said there are some similarities between the new roster and the squads of the past. “Cade is super-skilled and he kind of reminds me of Grant Hill,” Stackhouse said. “He can make plays for others, can make plays for himself. This kid, he kind of reminds me of myself, the way that he attacks the basket. I don’t know if I had any point-guard skills (laughs). I’m excited for Saddiq Bey and Stewart. Those guys bring a toughness that really represents Detroit and what we’re about. I think it’s time for them to take that next step.”
Redick, Tommy Alter and his guest, Chicago Bulls wing Alex Caruso, were asked by a listener on “The Old Man and the Three” podcast: “Which team with a young core are you most excited to see, based off this summer, going into next year?” Redick chose the Pistons. “Obviously Cade, but Saddiq Bey, Jaden Ivey looked great in summer league before he got hurt, and Isaiah Stewart I’m a big fan of. I think he’s a guy that stars in his role. … Troy Weaver has just done an outstanding job, and I don’t know if it’s next year that they take an Oklahoma City Thunder leap, where all of the sudden they’re a playoff team and then the following season a contender. But I’m excited to see them play over the next two or three years, cause I think, in two or three years they will be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.” “That’s a big statement,” Caruso said. “To me, that’s dependent on does Cade become — I’m not saying he’s gonna be Luka (Doncic) — but if he becomes a true No. 1 franchise-level player,” Redick said.
So, for the last two months, Bey has been hiking in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, where he rented a three-story Airbnb. Yes, hiking. “I like being off the grid,” Bey told The Athletic last week. “It’s quiet. It’s peaceful.” Bey’s new pastime, though, is part of a bigger plan. He didn’t seek out hiking. That just comes with the environment he temporarily calls home. Bey also didn’t spin a globe, close his eyes and move to whichever state his finger landed on. It was all strategic and picked with basketball in mind. In that world, Colorado is known for its altitude. At higher elevations, breathing isn’t easy. Fatigues sets in quicker. If someone is in shape in Colorado, they’re in shape everywhere.
“It was recommended to me by the staff (to take time off),” Bey said with a smile at his end-of-season media availability. Many thought Bey needed a hobby; something that could momentarily take his mind and body away from the game that consumes him and perhaps allow him to recover both physically and mentally. A fresh mind goes a long way. So, for the last two months, Bey has been hiking in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, where he rented a three-story Airbnb.
Cade Cunningham: Next season is about winning. People know who I am in this locker room, and reiterating to everybody, and every day being consistent with the fact that we’re desperate to win each and every game. That’s why I want people to follow up on this year. Me, Saddiq Bey, Isaiah Stewart, our young core, we’re all about that. We’ve been talking about that, and we’re going to try to be about that every day.