MINNEAPOLIS There's a certain stigma to the numbers: four teams in four seasons.
Four teams in four seasons, you'd think, would signal problems. It would signal perhaps a lack of talent, perhaps a lack of need, perhaps a lack of a concrete role. It would signal, you'd think, a leaguewide ambivalence.
Dante Cunningham has played for four teams in four seasons.
Dante Cunningham is not a problem, not without talent, and now, finally, certainly not a player toward whom his team can feel anything approximating ambivalence.
Cunningham was picked 33rd overall out of Villanova by the Trail Blazers in the 2009 NBA draft. After a season and a half in Portland, he was part of the package that brought the Trail Blazers Gerald Wallace from Charlotte, and after those few months with the Bobcats, he was a free agent. When the lockout ended in December 2011, Cunningham signed a three-year deal with the Grizzlies, who liked him but eventually found themselves with a dearth of guards last summer and...