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Dante Cunningham | Forward | #44

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 221
College: Villanova
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (3) / POR
Contract: view contract details

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Dante Cunningham got the start on Saturday against the Cavs with six points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.
He isn't the greatest per-minute player and even a start won't help his fantasy value much. Leave Cunningham on the wire in almost all leagues while Anthony Davis is healthy. Feb 6 - 10:32 PM

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Dante Cunningham will start on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers, sending Alonzo Gee to the bench.

The Pelicans have lost three straight games, so coach Alvin Gentry is looking to shake things up. Cunningham isn't very involved in the offense and has very little upside, so he's safe to ignore in most leagues. Gee can be dropped almost everywhere.
Feb 6 - 6:13 PM

Dante Cunningham missed his one attempt from the field and went 1-of-2 from the line for one point with five rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.

His minutes went up because the non-Jrue Holiday point guards were awful. Cunningham played some small forward tonight, but obviously he's not getting enough shots to matter in almost any league.
Feb 5 - 12:46 AM

Dante Cunningham (illness) returned from a one-game absence on Monday vs. the Rockets, scoring seven points with three boards in 23 minutes.

Alonzo Gee could stick in the starting lineup, but Cunningham wouldn't be a fantasy asset even if wins his starting gig back. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 25 - 11:31 PM

Dante Cunningham (illness) will come off the bench on Monday with Alonzo Gee starting.

Cunningham dealt with an illness on Thursday and did not play on Saturday. He can be left on the wire in just about all leagues right now.
Jan 25 - 6:28 PM

Dante Cunningham (illness) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Rockets.

He missed Saturday's game vs. the Bucks, but he should be back in the starting lineup on Monday. However, Cunningham has a very minor role in the offense and is not on the fantasy radar. Alonzo Gee will likely return to the bench.
Jan 24 - 6:59 PM

Dante Cunningham (illness) will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.

He dealt with the illness on Thursday and played through it. With Cunningham out, Alonzo Gee is probably the best bet to start in his place. Cunningham doesn't shoot much, so there really isn't much value going around with his absence.
Jan 23 - 4:32 PM

Dante Cunningham returned from an in-game illness on Thursday, scoring three points and one rebound in 19 minutes.

The loss of Eric Gordon (finger) shouldn't really affect Cunningham's playing time. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Jan 21 - 11:04 PM

Dante Cunningham (illness) returned to the game on Wednesday.

He is breathing a little heavy, but the Pelicans should be able to get 12 minutes or so out of him in the second half. Plus, they are blowing out the Pistons right now.
Jan 21 - 9:08 PM

Dante Cunningham started at small forward on Friday with four points, two boards, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes against the Pacers.

He might be picking up minutes at power forward with Anthony Davis (back) suffering an injury tonight. Cunningham's per-minute numbers still make him a very undesirable pickup in most fantasy leagues, though.
Jan 8 - 11:53 PM

Dante Cunningham will start for Alonzo Gee on Friday night against the Pacers.

Coach Alvin Gentry said he's looking for a little more offense right now, so this his solution. Even with Cunningham starting, he's not going to really get many shots his way. Leave him on the wire in most leagues.
Jan 8 - 6:23 PM

Dante Cunningham scored six points in 37 minutes against the Cavs on Friday with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

Only Anthony Davis played more minutes than Cunningham. He managed to put up a 7.9 usage rate in this game. He probably won't play this much, but he was used in seven of the top eight lineup combos. Cunningham has too low of an upside to add almost anywhere.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 02:00:00 AM

Dante Cunningham played 20 minutes during a 111-90 loss to the Clippers on Friday with five rebounds, one assist and two steals.

He's likely looking at more minutes at power forward with Anthony Davis (knee) getting hurt tonight. Davis shouldn't be out for long with no structural damage, so Cunningham is only worth a speculative add in deep leagues. He has a low usage rate anyway.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 03:53:00 AM

Dante Cunningham played 31 minutes against the Nuggets with 11 points, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks.

He saw most of his minutes at center because Anthony Davis (shoulder) got hurt, Omer Asik (illness) didn't play, and Alexis Ajinca was a no show. Cunningham isn't exactly a stat factory, but the Pelicans would have no choice but to give him shots if AD is out. He's worth a speculative add in 16-team leagues right now.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 12:54:00 AM

Dante Cunningham will start in place of Omer Asik (illness) on Tuesday against the Nuggets.

This basically pushes Anthony Davis to the center spot and Cunningham to the four. Cunningham is rarely involved in the offense, so he's unlikely to have much fantasy value tonight.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 08:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Eric Gordon
3Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Alonzo Gee
2Dante Cunningham
3Quincy Pondexter
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Omer Asik
3Kendrick Perkins