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Dante Cunningham
Dante Cunningham
Position: F
Born: 04/22/87
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $2,850,000
New Orleans Pelicans starting center Omer Asik, backup center Alexis Ajinca and reserve forward Dante Cunningham officially signed their contracts just after Wednesday’s NBA moratorium ended, the team confirmed. Sources say Asik, Ajinca and Cunningham signed their deals following dinner at Lakeview restaurant Cava with Mickey Loomis, the Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations, General Manager Dell Demps and Coach Alvin Gentry.
via New Orleans Times-Picayune
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Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham said he spoke to NBA officials and said the league is investigating two separate second-quarter incidents involving him in Sunday’s game against Golden State. Both Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green were struck in their face inadvertently by Cunningham on two separate plays. Barnes suffered a nasal fracture, a chipped tooth and had a mouth laceration that required stitches. He did not return after he left the game holding a towel to his mouth with 10:29 remaining in the second quarter. Green suffered a bloody nose after catching Cunningham’s elbow just before halftime. However, he returned to play in the second half to help spark the Warriors to a 128-122 overtime victory that extended their winning streak to 16 consecutive games.
via New Orleans Times-Picayune
New Orleans (8-8) used one of its two open roster spots to sign Cunningham, who worked extensively with Pelicans Coach Monty Williams when both were in Portland during Cunningham’s rookie year of 2009-10. That relationship was one reason the Villanova product was enthusiastic about signing with New Orleans. “It’s a blessing,” Cunningham said. “Coming from Portland my rookie year, he was a coach I looked up to. He taught me the ropes, taught me how to be a professional. Taught me what you need to do to be successful in this league. Clearly, he has the formula. Coming out of the situation I was in, I couldn’t ask for a better situation than this right here.”
via NBA.com