Cunningham signed a contract Tuesday with the Jiangsu Tongxi Monkey Kings of the Chinese Basketball Association, Sportando reports.
Cunningham, a first-round draft pick in 2012, appeared in 44 games last season with the Cavaliers and Bucks, with whom he averaged 2.7 points and 0.9 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game. The 25-year-old was let go by the Bucks in late March when his 10-day contract expired, and was unable to attract interest from NBA teams once he became a free agent. By heading to China, Cunningham will have an opportunity to showcase himself in a more focal offensive role before potentially returning to the NBA late in 2016-17 when the CBA season ends next spring.
Jared Cunningham won't receive a second 10-day contract from the Bucks, according to freelance reporter Andrew Gruman.
Cunningham made four appearances with the Bucks and mostly failed to distinguish himself, as he shot 28.6 percent from the field while averaging four points and 2.3 rebounds over 13.8 minutes. Most of Cunningham's sparse minutes should go to Rashad Vaughn, who was recalled from the D-League's Canton Charge prior to Saturday's game against the Hornets. Cunningham figures to return to the D-League now that he's a free agent.
The Bucks were able to bring Cunningham in using the NBA's hardship exception, which temporarily grants them an extra roster spot to compensate for injuries. Cunningham, who was traded from the Cavaliers to the Magic at the deadline, was waived by the Magic on Feb. 22 and has been with the Idaho Stampede of the D-League for the past few weeks. The 24-year-old posted averages of 17.3 points, 5.7 assists, and 3.3 rebounds in three games for the Stampede and will now join his sixth NBA team since being selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 draft. Expect him to see only light minutes at the end of the Bucks bench.
Jared Cunningham was waived by the Magic on Monday.
The Magic never really intended to hold on to Cunningham after acquiring him from the Cavaliers in a three-team deal Thursday, as the team was only motivated to get involved with the trade in order to pick up a second-round pick. Cunningham never saw the court during his brief stay with the Magic, and will now look to pursue an opportunity with another squad.
Jared Cunningham is inactive for Friday's matchup with the Mavericks.
Cunningham was traded to the Orlando Magic on Thursday but will have to wait to take the court with his new team. There has been speculation that the Magic will release Cunningham in order to free up more cap space. If he does stick around, look for his debut to come on Sunday when the Magic face the Pacers.
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