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Where Are They Now? | Pelicans Edition


Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate

The Timberwolves play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night in New Orleans. We take a look at one player who used to play for the Wolves in preparation for the game.

Dante Cunningham

Cunningham played with the Wolves from 2012 to 2014, appearing in 161 games, starting 16 of those games. During that span, Cunningham averaged 7.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.9 steals per game. 

In 2009, Cunningham was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 33rd pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. After spending just over a year and a half with the Trail Blazers, Cunningham was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Hornets) in a package that sent Gerald Wallace to Portland in 2011. Later that year, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies and was later traded to Minnesota in exchange for Wayne Ellington in 2012. In 2014, Cunningham signed with the Pelicans, where he currently plays. 

Cunningham, a 29-year-old Virginia native, is in his eighth NBA season and is on his fifth team. Through 14 games this season, he is averaging 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 25 minutes per game. He has started in nine of the teams 15 games this year.


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