Dante Cunningham




SEASON 25.1 43.5 38.8 57.1 6.2 4.2 0.7 0.5
CAREER STATS 21.3 46.7 31.2 65 6 3.8 0.7 0.5


6 ft8 in

/ 2.03m


230 lbs

/ 104.3kg


0021600840 nop mem recap

Solomon Hill scores 23 points, Jrue Holiday adds 19 with Anthony Davis chipping in 18, as New Orleans wins it 95-91.

0021600804 NOP MIN recap

Anthony Davis scores 42 points and Jrue Holiday adds 25 as the Pelicans defeat the Timberwolves, 122-106.

0021600755 NOP WAS RECAP

John Wall scores 24 points and dishes 13 assists to lead the Wizards past the Pelicans, 105-91.


Jrue Holiday misses but Dante Cunningham grabs the rebound and hits the layup.


Donatas Motiejunas dishes to Dante Cunningham who hits the jumper while drawing the foul.

0021600735 NOP DET recap

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scores a career-high 38 points with four steals and four rebounds as Detroit wins it 118-98.

0021600735 NOP DET dante cunningham baseline dunk 2q

Dante Cunningham flies in baseline and finishes strong at the rim.

0021600725 NOP TOR recap

Kyle Lowry scores 33 points, and Jonas Valanciunas adds 20 with 12 rebounds as Toronto edges New Orleans 108-106.

0021600701 SAS NOP recap

Jrue Holiday leads the Pelicans with 23 points as New Orleans picks up a win over the Spurs, 119-103.

0021600701 SAS or NOP cunningham oop 2q

Jrue Holiday finds Dante Cunningham cutting to the rim and connects with him on the lob for the alley-oop.

0021600671 CLE NOP recap

Terrence Jones scores 36 points and Jrue Holiday scores 33 as the Anthony Davis-less Pelicans beat the Cavaliers, 124-122. Kyrie Irving scores a game-high 49 points and LeBron James records a triple-double in the loss.


Dante Cunningham blocks the shot attempt late in the fourth.

0021600631 orl nop Cunningham dunk q2

Off the missed laup by Solomon Hill, Dante Cunningham gets the putback dunk.

0021600568 nop nyk recap

Anthony Davis leads the Pelicans to victory by posting a double-double with 40 points and 18 rebounds over the Knicks.

0021600495 nyk nop play1 Cunningham block q1

Derrick Rose goes up for the lay-in, but Dante Cunningham is right behind him for the block.

0021600449 mia nop recap

Anthony Davis scores 28 points with a career-high 22 rebounds to lead New Orleans over Miami, 91-87.

0021600433 okc nop recap

Russell Westbrook scores 42 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Thunder over the Pelicans, 121-110.

0021600177 por nop recap

Anthony Davis has 38 points as the Pelicans defeat the Blazers, 113-110.

0021600159 nop orl recap

Serge Ibaka and Evan Fournier put in 16 points a piece to lead Orlando over New Orleans, 89-82.

0021600159 nop orl dante cunningham block

Dante Cunningham hustles back on defense and gets the chase down block on Evan Fournier.


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

Season2016 42GP 1056MIN 103FGM 237FGA 43.5FG% 473PM 1213PA 38.83P% 8FTM 14FTA 57.1FT% 34OREB 141DREB 175REB 30AST 19TOV 21STL 21BLK 69PF 0DD2 0TD3 261PTS -31+/-

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