New Orleans Pelicans "seriously considering" signing Dante Cunningham

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New Orleans Pelicans “seriously considering” signing Dante Cunningham

If you remember forward Dante Cunningham out of Villanova, you may or may not remember that the 26-year-old faced some nasty domestic violence charges this year. Cunningham was with the Minnesota Timberwolves to end last season, but teams were reluctant to go his way in the offseason because of his charges.

But in mid-August, Cunningham’s charges were dismissed when the police found the accusations to be false. Now, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the New Orleans Pelicans might be the ones looking to sign Cunningham:

The Pelicans are 7-8 to start the season, and the wins that they do have can be largely attributed to the ascension of Anthony Davis. Pursuing Cunningham is about adding some depth and defense to the front line. He averaged 6 points and 4 rebounds in 20 minutes per game for Minnesota last season, respectively. He’s been a capable reserve player on both ends of the floor and now it seems he’ll have a chance to produce for Monty Williams or somebody else.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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