Video: Cunningham comes up with a humongous block
APR 21, 10:35a ET | FOX Sports
StatsLLC: Jul 9 / 12:00a ET
News: Pelicans general manager Dell Demps said contracts with Anthony Davis, along with centers Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca, and Cunningham, are now signed.
Impact: The 6-8 Cunningham, who is 28, averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 66 games with 27 starts last season.
Rotowire: Jul 4 / 2:35p ET
News: Cunningham has agreed to a three-year contract with the Pelicans worth $9 million, John Reid of The Times-Picayune reports.
Impact: Cunningham played in New Orleans last season where he averaged 5.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.6 blocks after 66 appearances at 25 minutes per game. As his contract suggests, he'll come off the bench yet again as he takes a backseat to Anthony Davis, Robin Lopez, and Ryan Anderson while splitting reserve time with Alexis Ajinca.
Rotowire: Jun 24 / 9:01a ET
News: Cunningham averaged 5.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 25 minutes per game through 66 games during the 2014-15 season.
Impact: Cunningham was signed by the Pelicans in early December after going unemployed the first month of the season due to a domestic violence charge from last April. The charge was dropped in August, and Cunningham found his usual role as an off-the-bench big man for the Pelicans. Cunningham made 27 starts for an injured Anthony Davis in mid-January. As a starter, Cunningham averaged 5.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 steal, and 0.8 blocks. He heads into the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Cunningham has played for five different teams the past six years and will likely continue this trend, filling a team's bench needs.