Dante Cunningham




Starters To Be Announced January 18th
SEASON 22 43.3 32.3 58.1 4.9 3.8 0.5 0.4
CAREER STATS 21.5 46.9 32.5 64.6 6 3.8 0.7 0.5


6 ft8 in

/ 2.03m


230 lbs

/ 104.3kg


0021700654 NOP ATL cunningham block q2 wsc

Dante Cunningham rises for the block on Tyler Dorsey.

0021700609 NOP MEM Recap

Tyreke Evans scores 28 points and Marc Gasol adds 21 with 10 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the New Orleans Pelicans, 105-102.

0021700609 NOP MEM CUNNINGHAM 3 Q3

DeMarcus Cousins fires a cross court pass to Dante Cunningham for a three-pointer from the corner.

0021700511 bkn nop cunningham dunk q1 wsc

DeMarcus Cousins dishes it to Dante Cunningham under the goal for the reverse dunk.

0021700389 PHI NOP RECAP

Jrue Holiday drops 34 points while Rajon Rondo dishes 18 assists in the Pelicans 131-124 win over the 76ers. Ben Simmons had a double-double of 27 points and 10 assists for Philadelphia in the loss.

0021700360 DEN NOP RECAP

DeMarcus Cousins is unstoppable as he notches a double-double with 40 points and 22 rebounds in the Pelicans 123-114 win over the Nuggets.

0021700346 GSW NOP RECAP

Stephen Curry gets a double-double with 31 points and 11 assists to lead the Warriors to a win over the Pelicans, 125-115.

0021700346 GSW NOP Cunningham layup Q1

Rajon Rondo passes it to Dante Cunningham for the tough layup.

0021700333 NOP POR RECAP

DeMarcus Cousins leads the New Orleans Pelicans with 38 points to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers in Rip City, 123-116.


Dante Cunningham wraps a pass around the defense to Anthony Davis who finishes with an and-one layup.


Darius Miller delivers a pass to a cutting Dante Cunningham who goes airborne for the right-handed slam.

0021700226 NOP DEN RECAP

Jamal Murray puts 31 points and four assists on the board to lead the Nuggets to a 146-114 win over the Pelicans.

0021700211 TOR NOP rondo assist cunningham 1q

Rajon Rondo gets the outlet and finds Dante Cunningham for the highlight finish on the break.

0021700195 ATL NOP RECAP

The Pelicans sneak by the Hawks, 106-105, behind 22 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists from DeMarcus Cousins. Kent Bazemore scored 22 points for Atlanta in the loss.

0021700178 LAC NOP RECAP

DeMarcus Cousins posts a double-double with 35 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Pelicans to a 111-103 win over the Clippers.

0021700165 NOP TOR RECAP

DeMar DeRozan scores 33 points and Kyle Lowry adds 18 as the Toronto Raptors defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 122-118.

0021700133 NOP DAVIS DUNK Q1

Dante Cunningham dishes to Anthony Davis for the one-handed jam.

0021700113 MIN NOP RECAP

Jimmy Butler scores 23 points to lead the Timberwolves to a win over the Pelicans, 104-98.

0021700077 CLE NOP RECAP

DeMarcus Cousins scores 29 points, grabs 12 rebounds and hands out 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away for a convincing 123-101 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Anthony Davis adds 30 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks to help New Orleans win for the third time in four games.

0021700069 VO NOP SAC RECAP

DeMarcus Cousins finishes with a monster double-double (41 points, 23 rebounds) in his first return to Sacramento as he leads the Pelicans to a 114-106 victory over the Kings.


Professional History

Selected 33rd overall by Portland in the 2009 NBA Draft…Traded by Portland with Sean Marks and Joel Pryzbilla, along with two future first-round draft picks, to Charlotte in exchange for Gerald Wallace 2/24/11…Signed as a free agent with Memphis 12/23/11…Traded to Minnesota in exchange for Wayne Ellington 7/24/12… Signed with New Orleans as an unrestricted free agent 12/4/14...Re-signed to multi-year contract by New Orleans 7/9/15.

2015-16 Season:
Averaged 6.1 points and 3.0 rebounds in 24.6 minutes over 80 games (46 starts)…Connected on 55 three-point field goals this season, while converting on 2-38 in his first six seasons…Tied a season high with 19 points on 7-11 shooting 4/8 vs. LAL…Tied a season high with 19 points on 7-9 shooting 4/5 at PHI…Scored a season-high 19 points in a win 3/20 vs. LAC…Scored 17 points on 7-11 shooting in a career-high 46 minutes 3/11 at MEM…Tied a career high with four steals and hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 36 seconds remaining in a win 3/7 vs. SAC…Scored 16 points 3/2 at HOU, where he set career highs for three-pointers made (four) and attempted (seven)…Played 37 minutes 12/4 vs. CLE, drawing the defensive assignment of LeBron James, who when guarded by Cunningham was held to 3-of-17 shooting (7 points).

Holds averages of 6.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in 512 career games (114 starts) with Portland, Charlotte, Memphis, Minnesota, and New Orleans…Has appeared in 16 career playoff games for Portland, Memphis and New Orleans, averaging 3.3 points and 2.6 rebounds…

2014-15 (New Orleans):
Averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 25.0 minutes over 66 games (27 starts)…Appeared in all four playoff games, averaging 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds…Had 10 games of 10-plus points…Finished one rebound short of his second double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing nine boards 4/10 vs. PHX…Recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds 2/27 vs. MIA…Recorded a career high five blocks 2/9 vs. UTA…Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, including 10 defensive boards that tied a career-high 1/30 vs. LAC…Scored a season-high 15 points off the bench, including the second three-pointer of his career in a win 12/18 at HOU…

2013-14 (Minnesota):
Averaged 6.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 20.2 minutes in 81 games (seven starts)…

2012-13 (Minnesota):
Played in 80 games (nine starts), logging 25.1 mpg…Recorded career-highs across the board – 8.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, and 0.8 apg – while shooting 46.8% from the floor and 65.0% from the FT line…Swiped 84 steals (1.05 spg) and ranked 4th in the NBA in steal/turnover ratio (1.50-to-one)…Reached double-figures on 32 occasions, including 10 times in his final 16 outings…Hauled in his 1000th career rebound 3/17 vs. New Orleans…

2011-12 (Memphis):
Averaged 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds on 51.6% shooting in 17.6 minutes in 64 games (five starts)…Scored in double-figures 10 times, including 13 points 3/27 vs. MIN and 4/3 vs. GSW…After playing one minute in the previous game, moved into the starting lineup and posted his first double-double of the season with 13 points and a career-best 14 rebounds 3/27 vs. MIN…Made the game-winning tip in with 0.2 seconds left to give MEM a one-point victory over DEN on 2/17…

2010-11 (Portland/Charlotte):
Averaged 6.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks on .462 shooting in 21.0 minutes in 78 games (18 starts) in his second NBA season for the Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Bobcats … Averaged 9.0 points and 4.0 rebounds on .508 shooting in 24.0 minutes in 22 games (nine starts) after being acquired by Charlotte…Scored 21 points on 4/1 vs. ORL and 4/11 vs. NJN…

2009-10 (Portland):
Averaged 3.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in 11.2 minutes in 63 games in his first NBA season…Scored 10-plus points five times…Registered his first double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds on 4/14 vs. GSW.

College History

Appeared in a school-record 139 career games, with 104 starts while playing for Villanova…Led Villanova in scoring and rebounding his senior year, earning the Big East’s Most Improved Player Award and helping the Wildcats reach the Final Four for the first time since 1985… Averaged 14.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in seven games combined between the Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament.

Full name is Dante Lamar Cunningham…Son of Searcy Blakenship and Ron Cunningham…Native of Silver Spring, Md....After averaging 13 rebounds, 20 points and four blocked shots per game as a senior at Potomac High School, he was honored as the Washington Post Metropolitan Player of the Year…His older sister, Davalyn, played college basketball at Rutgers and professionally in the WNBA (Orlando Miracle) as well as overseas.

Traditional Season Stats

Season2017 43GP 946MIN 81FGM 187FGA 43.3FG% 303PM 933PA 32.33P% 18FTM 31FTA 58.1FT% 42OREB 123DREB 165REB 23AST 12TOV 22STL 15BLK 65PF 0DD2 0TD3 210PTS 8+/-

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