DANTE CUNNINGHAM NEWS

Watch Karl-Anthony Towns wreck the world on this amazing dunk

Karl-Anthony Towns just keeps getting better and better—this time, at the expense of Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham.Towns put up another gaudy stat line during Monday night's loss to the Pels, 19 points and 12 boards. Two of those points came in pretty much the fanciest way possible.You're going to want to see this:Cunningham stood no chance on that one. And more importantly...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

How to beat… The New Orleans Pelicans

The Celtics seem to have gotten past their effort issues, showing up with strong efforts in their last 3 games (resulting in 2 wins and an excellent showing against San Antonio). Tonight they head to New Orleans to face a bad team with one the best young talents in the league. Personally, I’d trade every Celtics pick and my mom for Anthony Davis, but he’s not surrounded by much...
Via Red's Army
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Warriors' Green is putting money aside for his technical foul fines

After signing a 5-year, $82-million deal this offseason, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is making a wise investment: He's setting money aside for his technical foul fines.Green was called for 12 technicals in the regular season and three in the playoffs last season, which cost him a total of $31,000. To him, creating a separate fund for his fines was a no-brainer,...
Via Fox Sports
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Dante Cunningham talks team bonding, group chats

It's generally considered rude to let your cell phone constantly interrupt meal with another person. But New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham probably couldn't help himself during an interview with Jim Eichenhofer of the team's official site.Eichenhofer reports the reason for the steady barrage of messages on Cunningham's phone during the interview was a group chat to which...
Via Fox Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dante Cunningham agrees to three-year deal with Pelicans

If continuity is the elixir that builds championship contenders, then the New Orleans Pelicans are off to a good start in the Alvin Gentry era.The Pelicans had already reportedly come to terms with Omer Asik after signing Anthony Davis to a massive extension, and reports from over the weekend have New Orleans re-signing Dante Cunningham, too. As first reported by ESPN.com:"People...
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

AP sources: Pelicans bring back Cunningham on 3-year deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) People familiar with the negotiations say the New Orleans Pelicans and forward Dante Cunningham have agreed on a three-year contract extension worth about $9 million. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Saturday because the free-agent contract, which cannot officially be signed until July 9, has not been announced. The Pelicans...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dante Cunningham Agrees To Three-Year, $9M Deal With Pelicans

Free agent forward Dante Cunningham has agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source told RealGM. Cunningham, 28, will hold a player option on the third season. After signing two months into the NBA season, Cunningham averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 66 games for the Pelicans. Cunningham has scored six points per game while...
Via RealGM
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Pelicans re-sign Dante Cunningham?

Dante Cunningham gave the New Orleans Pelicans far more than anyone expected this season, averaging 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. More important than those middling numbers, however, was his ability to play multiple positions, both off the bench and in the starting lineup.Cunningham's versatility on both ends allowed Pelicans head coach Monty Williams to tinker with different...
Via Fox Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite looming free agency, Cunningham wants to stay in New Orleans

The Pelicans signed Dante Cunningham with the hope he'd bring veteran leadership into a young locker room, along with gritty board play and a reliable jump shot. For the most part, they got all those things, and Cunningham was a solid contributor off the bench in the team's four playoff games.Now, the 27-year-old is a free agent, and believes he's done enough to earn a new contract...
Via Fox Sports
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Cunningham comes up with a humongous block

With small ball being the New Orleans Pelicans' best weapon in their first-round match-up against the Golden State Warriors, Dante Cunningham must be a monster.He needs to drain shots, crash the glass, guard multiple positions and play the best basketball of his career. This tremendous block on Marreese Speights is exactly what we're talking about.It's not everyday you see the Warriors...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns can't play spoiler in Pelicans' playoff push

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 90-75 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Eric Gordon scored 15 points, Tyreke Evans had 14, and Dante Cunningham and Norris Cole each added 12 to help the Pelicans keep pace with Oklahoma City for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Omer Asik had...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans hold off Nuggets for their fifth straight victory

  Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were without All-Star forward Anthony Davis for a fourth straight...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans hold off Nuggets for 5th straight win

DENVER (AP) -- Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were without All-Star forward Anthony Davis for a...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant injures right shoulder on dunk vs. Pelicans

This dunk by Kobe Bryant was awesome – until we found out that he injured his right shoulder during the play, that is. In last night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Bryant blew past his defender, Dante Cunningham, and threw down a baseline dunk. Fans of the purple and gold in the building went crazy, as did the Lakers’ bench, though Bryant could be seen holding his...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

LGoTW: New Orleans Pelicans earn home win against the New York Knicks 104-93

The Pelicans got back to .500, while the Knicks’ losing streak is now at nine in a row. The New Orleans Pelicans, lead by 27 points on 11-15 shooting by Tyreke Evans, picked up a win over the New York Knicks 104-93. The Pelicans entered the game looking to get back to .500, and with a tough stretch of games coming up, they couldn’t afford a loss to the struggling Knicks. The...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cunningham adjusting to life as a Pelican

The Pelicans new forward Dante Cunningham has now logged almost 36 hours in New Orleans and is in the midst of adjusting to his new life and his fresh start. It's a welcome adjustment after a troubling offseason when Cunningham was accused of domestic violence, charged, than ultimately cleared after the allegations were proven to have been an elaborate fabrication. "The best part...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Sign Dante Cunningham

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed Dante Cunningham. Cunningham was most recently with the Minnesota Timberwolves and has had previous stops with the Portland Trail Blazers, Charlotte Bobcats and Memphis Grizzlies. Cunningham was arrested in April on domestic abuse charges, but those were dropped in August due to evidence that accusations had been fabricated.
Via RealGM
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Consider Signing Dante Cunningham

The New Orleans Pelicans are strongly considering signing Dante Cunningham. Cunningham worked out for the Pelicans over the weekend. The NBA recently suspended Charlotte's Jeffrey Taylor 24 games after he plead guilty in a misdemeanor domestic assault case. Despite charges being dropped against Cunningham, it was immediately unclear if he faced any league discipline. Cunningham has...
Via RealGM
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Dante Cunningham Remains Free Agent Despite Drop Of Domestic Assault Charges

Dante Cunningham remains unsigned after two solid seasons as a reserve for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Cunningham was charged with domestic assault last April after an alleged incident with his girlfriend. According to the Associated Press, police concluded that Miryah Herron made false accusations against Cunningham, and the Hennepin County district attorney decided not to press...
Via RealGM
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cunningham struggles to clear name after domestic abuse claim

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him. Officers put the handcuffs on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reserve as soon as his feet hit the pavement. The reality of his situation and the domestic assault charges that were on their way didn't sink in until he was...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cunningham, despite dropped charges, still searching for NBA suitor

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him. Officers put the handcuffs on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reserve as soon as his feet hit the pavement. The reality of his situation and the domestic assault charges that were on their way didn't really sink in until...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cunningham, despite dropped charges, still searching for NBA suitor

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him. Officers put the handcuffs on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reserve as soon as his feet hit the pavement. The reality of his situation and the domestic assault charges that were on their way didn't really sink in until...
Via Fox Sports North
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA: Dante Cunningham struggles to clear name

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him. Officers put the handcuffs on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reserve as soon as his feet hit the pavement. The reality of his situation and the domestic assault charges that were on their way didn't really sink in until...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Free-agent forward Dante Cunningham plans to sue accuser

  The agent for free-agent forward Dante Cunningham says his client plans to file a civil lawsuit against the woman who accused him of domestic assault. Agent Joel Bell tells The Associated Press that Cunningham wants to clear his name after authorities dismissed a felony assault charge against Cunningham on Monday. The woman accused Cunningham of choking her in April. After a four...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Cunningham plans to sue accuser

MINNEAPOLIS -- The agent for free-agent forward Dante Cunningham says his client plans to file a civil lawsuit against the woman who accused him of domestic assault. After a four-month investigation, authorities dismissed a charge of felony domestic assault against Cunningham on Tuesday, saying "there was no proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense." "Dante Cunningham...
Via Fox Sports North
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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