Cunningham agreed to a contract with the Spurs on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The deal for Cunningham is likely the veteran minimum as he enters his 10th NBA season for the seventh different team, but the 31-year-old should provide quality depth in the frontcourt for a Spurs squad with a fragile group of players on the wing and the block. Cunningham, however, has never been a quality fantasy asset at any point in his career, and things likely won't be any different this season in San Antonio.
Cunningham tallied 5.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists over 73 games played with the Pelicans and Nets during the 2017-18 season. The 30-year-old was an average player at best during his ninth NBA season as he only scored in double-figures eight times and wasn't much of a contributor along any other statistical categories. Cunningham will be a free agent this coming July.
Cunningham (back) delivered nine points (4-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist and one block across 22 minutes in Saturday's 124-96 win over the Bulls. Cunningham's return from a one-game absence due to back spasms was a rousing success, as he paced the Nets in rebounds on the night. The former Pelican has been a serviceable contributor of both points and boards on occasion since arriving at the trade deadline, and he's expected to continue his current frontcourt rotation role over the final two games of the season.
Cunningham (back) said at shootaround he will play Saturday against the Bulls, Greg Logan of Newsday reports. Cunningham sat out Thursday's tilt against the Bucks due to back spasms, but will be able to take the floor Saturday. Over his past six appearances, he's averaging 7.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 19.2 minutes.
Cunningham (back) has been listed as questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Bulls, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. Cunningham was forced to sit out Thursday's win over the Bucks. He is now looking like a game-time decision for Saturday's contest. Quincy Acy would presumably see some additional run providing depth in the frontcourt should he ultimately sit out. However, a final decision is unlikely to be made until closer to tip-off.
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