Dante Cunningham

#44 PF / New Orleans Pelicans / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-8 Weight: 230 lb Age: 28 College: Villanova

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      Pelicans' Dante Cunningham: Sees 27 minutes while heading back to bench

      Cunningham returned to a reserve role for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, playing 27 minutes and scoring nine points (4-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and recording six boards, two steals, and two assists before fouling out. The Pelicans were able to get away with starting Cunningham on Tuesday against the Nuggets' small frontcourt, but were afforded no such luxury versus the Thunder's sizable starting big men, Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams. As a result, Alexis Ajinca and Ryan Anderson filled in for the ailing Anthony Davis (shoulder) and Omer Asik (illness), but the Pelicans' lack of healthy rotation members still enabled Cunningham to eclipse 25 minutes for the third straight game. Even if one or both of Davis and Asik is able to play Friday against the Spurs, the Pelicans are still expected to be without three other players, enabling Cunningham to enjoy a meaningful role off the bench.

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      Pelicans' Dante Cunningham: In the starting lineup Tuesday

      Cunningham is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, John Reid of the Times-Picayune reports. With Omer Asik sitting out due to a stomach virus, the Pelicans will turn to Cunningham, who's set to make his fifth start of the year. The sixth-year pro out of Villanova has averaged 23 minutes per game so far this season, but should see that number increase with a plethora of injuries derailing the Pelicans' roster. Cunningham could also be in line to start Wednesday's outing as well if Asik isn't fully recovered.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Pelicans' Dante Cunningham: Will get the start Friday versus Atlanta

      Cunningham will get the start at power forward Friday, John Reid of the Times-Picayune reports. After a slow start to the season, the Pelicans are toying with their starting lineup. They've moved Ryan Anderson to the bench and will be starting Luke Babbit and Cunningham at the small forward and power forward positions. This means Anthony Davis will be playing center. If it works well for the team, it could mean more future starts for Cunningham.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Pelicans' Dante Cunningham: Will come off bench Tuesday against Magic

      Cunningham will come off the bench Tuesday against the Magic with Luke Babbitt starting, broadcaster Sean Kelley reports. Cunningham will add frontcourt depth to the Pelicans' bench, as Omer Asik (calf) and Kendrick Perkins (pectoral) remain out. With so many injuries to New Orleans' roster, Cunningham should figure to see solid minutes, though it's unsure if those minutes will provide production from the 6th year big man as Cunningham is not known to stack the stat sheet. Nevertheless, he is an interesting low-price buy in daily leagues Tuesday.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Pelicans' Dante Cunningham: Expected to play Wednesday

      Cunningham (head) is expected to play Wednesday night against the Trail Blazers. Cunningham was questionable for Wednesday's game after leaving Tuesday's season opener with a head injury, but it appears he will be able to take the floor. Cunningham tallied 13 points and two three-pointers in 27 minutes Tuesday night, and there is a good chance he sees more minutes Wednesday as long as he able to suit up.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Pelicans' Dante Cunningham questionable for Wednesday's contest

      Pelicans point forward Dante Cunningham (concussion) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Portland, Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate reports. Cunningham passed all concussion tests after taking a hit to the head in Tuesday's opener but his status is still questionable going into Wednesday's matchup. If the forward is unable to play, look for either Alonzo Gee or Ryan Anderson to step into the starting lineup, and for Anthony Davis, Gee, and Anderson to pick up extra minutes.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Pelicans' Dante Cunningham: Passes concussion tests

      Cunningham, who left Tuesday's opener against the Warriors to receive an evaluation for a concussion, has passed all tests, the New Orleans Times-Picayune's John Reid reports. Cunningham was removed from the game in third quarter following a head-first collision with the Warriors' Andrew Bogut, but it appears his exit was only for precautionary purposes. The Pelicans can ill afford to lose another player to injury given that five other players are already sidelined, so Cunningham's positive report qualifies as a rare good dose of news. It's still unclear, however, if he'll be able to play Wednesday against the Trail Blazers.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Pelicans keep SF Dante Cunningham in Big Easy

      The Pelicans have re-signed free agent forward Dante Cunningham, the New Orleans Times-Picayune has reported. Cunningham played in 66 games last season and averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in about 25 minutes per game. He shot 45.7 percent from the floor.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Dante Cunningham expected to play for Pelicans on Sunday

      Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham is expected to play on Sunday at the Rockets. Cunningham was initially listed as questionable with a knee contusion. The Rockets are five and a half point favorites at home.

    • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

      Pelicans F Dante Cunningham (knee) questionable for Sunday

      Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham (right knee contusion) is questionable for Sunday's game at Houston, the team has announced.Cunningham, a part-time starter, is averaging 5.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game this season.The Pelicans are 4.5-point underdogs against the Rockets.

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