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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
Golden State interim coach Luke Walton said he wasn’t sure if the players took Cunningham’s play personally, but he added he didn’t think Cunningham was dirty. “I don’t think Dante is a dirty player at all,” Walton said. “(The Bogut incident) kind of just looked an accident. There are some players that just play in a manner where they’re always involved in collisions, and I think that’s more of Dante than of actually being a dirty player.”
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Backup center Alexis Ajinca is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained right hamstring, the team announced Monday, and coach Alvin Gentry said after practice that Ajinca’s absence could lead to more small-ball lineups. “We’ll just try different combinations of players,” he said. “One of the things that we’ll do is we’ll experiment a little bit with (Anthony Davis at center) and then play even a small lineup where Dante Cunningham may even (play power forward), and three guards — Tyreke (Evans) and Jrue (Holiday) and Eric (Gordon) or Norris (Cole) — in there.”
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.
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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.