Dante Cunningham

#33F

Dante

Cunningham

2016 - 17 MPGFG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGBPG
SEASON 25 48.5 39.2 59.3 6.6 4.2 0.6 0.4
CAREER STATS 21.4 47.1 32.6 65 6.1 3.8 0.7 0.5

HEIGHT

6 ft8 in

/ 2.03m

WEIGHT

230 lbs

/ 104.3kg

LATEST VIDEOS

0021601195 nop gsw recap

Kevin Durant returns after missing 19 games with a knee injury and scores 16 points, grabs 10 rebounds and dishes six assists as the Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-101.

0021601132 sac nop recap

DeMarcus Cousins shines against his former squad as he posts a double-double of 37 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pelicans past the Kings, 117-89.

0021601132 sac nop cunningham reverse 2q

Dante Cunningham gets the feed along the baseline and finishes with the reverse jam.

0021601132 sac nop cunningham oop 1q

Dante Cunningham slashes to the hoop and gets the lob for the alley-oop.

0021601102 nop uta RECAP

Rudy Gobert scores 20 points, grabs 19 rebounds and blocks five shots to lead the Jazz past the Pelicans, 108-100.

0021601095 NOP DEN RECAP

Anthony Davis scores 31 points and grabs 15 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans over the Denver Nuggets 115-90.

0021601079 nop hou recap

James Harden records a nice double-double with 38 points and 17 assists as Houston takes care of the Pelicans, 117-107.

0021601024 hou nop recap

Solomon Hill goes off for 30 points as the Pelicans defeat James Harden and the Rockets 128-112.

0021601024 hou nop cunningham dunk q2

Off the missed shot Dante Cunningham flies in for the putback dunk.

0021601024 hou nop Cunningham dunk q1

Off the Rockets turnover Dante Cunningham gets the fast break dunk.

20170314 top 10

Get ready for the top five plays from Tuesday's NBA action.

20170314 dotn

Dante Cunningham dunks all over the Blazers.

0021601002 vo nop cousins pass q4

DeMarcus Cousins with the behind the back pass to Dante Cunningham for the lay in.

0021601002 vo nop cunningham dunk q2

Off the Trailblazers turnover, Tim Frazier passes to Dante Cunningham for the dunk.

0021600976 nop cha recap

Anthony Davis records a monster double-double (on his 24th birthday) with 46 points and 21 boards as the Pelicans top the Hornets in OT, 125-122.

0021600944 NOP UTA recap

Rudy Gobert records yet another double-double with 15 points and 15 boards, Gordon Hayward adds 23 points and the Jazz top the Pelicans at home.

0021600933_NOP_Dunk by Dante Cunningham_4q  wsc

0021600917 sas nop recap

The Spurs come up big in the end as Kawhi Leonard finishes with 31 points and seven boards in San Antonio's OT win over the Pelicans.

0021600900 DET NOP recap

Anthony Davis erupts for 33 points and 14 rebounds as the Pelicans take down the Pistons 109-86.

0021600880 nop okc RECAP

Russell Westbrook records his 29th career triple-double with 41 points, 11 assists and 11 boards as the Thunder edge the Pelicans at home.


PLAYER BIO

Professional History

TRANSACTIONS:
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).

PROFESSIONAL:
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

COLLEGE:
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.

PERSONAL:
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

SeasonGPMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTTOVSTLBLKPFDD2TD3PTS+/-
Season2016 66GP 1648MIN 174FGM 359FGA 48.5FG% 713PM 1813PA 39.23P% 16FTM 27FTA 59.3FT% 56OREB 221DREB 277REB 37AST 28TOV 39STL 28BLK 100PF 0DD2 0TD3 435PTS -51+/-

Career Snapshot

Advanced Player Stats
YearTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
2016NOP6635164843517435948.57118139.2162759.35622127737392828100-51
2015NOP8046197048418641245.15517431.6578269.55717923677423341173-279
2014NOP6627165234015533945.711010294761.77018625650463735101-22
2013MIN817163451023650946.4050386756.711221833083625842146-44
2012MIN809201069531467146.8060671036514226640867843856153-101
2011MEM645112433314427951.6020456965.2911552463742342998-53
2010CHA2295291989218150.81911.1131776.52365881315111838-240
2010POR569110728412629143.3040324571.17311618930393233139-316
2009POR63270724310621449.5020314864.654106160142422159794

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