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Dante Cunningham | Forward | #44

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: Villanova
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (3) / POR
Contract: view contract details

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Dante Cunningham scored nine points with 12 boards, one assist and one block in 22 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.
He was the only Net to take multiple treys and not make one. Cunningham has played well with the Nets and he could be back next year. Apr 7 - 10:35 PM

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Dante Cunningham (back) said he is ready to play against the Bulls on Saturday.

His return affects Quincy Acy the most here, but Jarrett Allen should still be looking at around 30 minutes.
Apr 7 - 4:55 PM

Dante Cunningham (back) is questionable to play against the Bulls on Saturday.

He did not play on Thursday against the Bucks, which allowed Quincy Acy to get run and we had a Timofey Mozgov sighting. Jarrett Allen is also coming off a five-block game.
Apr 6 - 7:09 PM

Dante Cunningham (back) will not play on Thursday against the Bucks.

The Nets will likely be going back to Quincy Acy to back up Jarrett Allen here.
Apr 5 - 8:17 PM

Dante Cunningham (back spasms) is questionable for Thursday against the Bucks.

He's had some back problems before, so maybe this is a lingering issue. With DeMarre Carroll (hip) already out, the Nets could extend the minutes of Jarrett Allen and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. It's possible Jahlil Okafor could also finally get in the mix tonight.
Apr 5 - 2:32 PM

Dante Cunningham (concussion) returned to action on Friday vs. the Raptors with 10 points, three boards, two blocks and two triples in 22 minutes.

He scored all 10 of his points in his first stint, but disappeared after that. Coach Kenny Atkinson seems to like him quite a bit, but the only takeaway here is that the Nets won't need to rely on Quincy Acy (DNP-CD) or Jahlil Okafor (DNP-CD) while Cunningham is healthy.
Mar 23 - 10:48 PM

Dante Cunningham (concussion) never left the Nets bench on Wednesday.

The veteran was cleared to play after missing one game with a concussion suffered over the weekend. His status as a veteran on a tanking team doesn't bode well, and even if he does earn minutes he's a dubious fantasy asset.
Mar 21 - 10:55 PM

Dante Cunningham (concussion) is available against the Hornets on Wednesday.

He's back after suffering the injury to his head on Saturday. Cunningham could be limited in his return, but his availability shouldn't affect Jarrett Allen's playing time too much tonight. Allen has a tall order against Dwight Howard, but he looked good against him last time.
Mar 21 - 5:37 PM

Dante Cunningham (concussion) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

He's currently going through the league-mandated concussion protocol testing, and until he clears that, he won't be out there. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has been the primary beneficiary in Cunningham's absence.
Mar 20 - 4:35 PM

Dante Cunningham (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

He's still going through the concussion protocol testing, and the Nets will be in no rush to bring him back. While he's out, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's place in the starting five will be safe, and Jahlil Okafor could pick up some extra minutes in the rotation.

Dante Cunningham has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not play Saturday vs. Dallas.

Cunningham took a shot to the face in the first half of Friday's loss to the Sixers. He left the court bleeding and did not return. Jahlil Okafor scored 10 points with three rebounds and two blocks in 13 minutes on Friday. Okafor will likely see double-digit minutes off the bench on Saturday as well.
Mar 17 - 12:50 PM

Dante Cunningham is out for the remainder of the game on Friday due to a left eye contusion.

He took a shot to the face in the first half and was bleeding, so he won't be returning. The Nets do have a back-to-back set and it could be possible Cunningham is out for that one. Jahlil Okafor had a strong stint in the first half and will likely slot into Cunningham's role.
Mar 16 - 8:27 PM

Dante Cunningham will move back to the bench on Friday against the 76ers.

He should still get backup center minutes and may even see some PF minutes with the Nets going bigger. Cunningham is a risky stream, but he could get hot.
Mar 16 - 5:57 PM

Dante Cunningham started for Jarrett Allen (foot) on Tuesday vs. the Raptors, scoring 10 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one triple in 24 minutes.

The Nets went super small tonight and paid the price for it as they were out-rebounded 53-38. Allen is day-to-day and the Nets are off until Friday, so you'd have to be in a very deep league to even consider adding Cunningham.
Mar 13 - 11:06 PM

Dante Cunningham will move into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Toronto with Jarrett Allen (foot) unavailable.

This will be Cunningham's first start wearing a Brooklyn uniform, and he'll be joined by Spencer Dinwiddie, D'Angelo Russell, Allen Crabbe and DeMarre Carroll. Head coach Kenny Atkinson said that Cunningham and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson would split the majority of Allen's minutes, so it doesn't sound like he'll be giving in to the #FreeJah hashtag tonight.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Spencer Dinwiddie
2D'Angelo Russell
3Jeremy Lin
4Isaiah Whitehead
SG1Allen Crabbe
2Caris LeVert
3Nik Stauskas
4Milton Doyle
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Dante Cunningham
3Joe Harris
4Jacob Wiley
PF1Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
2Quincy Acy
3James Webb III
C1Jarrett Allen
2Jahlil Okafor
3Timofey Mozgov