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Dante Cunningham | Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 221
College: Villanova
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Dante Cunningham said he is having trouble finding an NBA who is willing to take a risk on him after domestic violence charges against him were dropping.
Investigators found that Cunningham's accuser fabricated the charges, but teams are still wary of the negative publicity that could come with signing Cunningham after the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals. "At this point it's about justice and it's about clearing my name," the 27-year-old said. "Clearly this adds a terrible stigma to my name. Now when anyone looks up Dante Cunningham, oh, wasn't he the one that was in trouble?" While Cunningham could help a team in need of a forward, his prior legal situation will likely keep him out of the NBA for the foreseeable future. Oct 23 - 10:09 AM

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Dante Cunningham's agent, Joel Bell, said his client is planning a civil suit against his accuser for making a false claim against him.

The felony domestic assault charges have already been dropped and he had to spend time in jail because of it. Cunningham may have also missed out on a contract due to the off-the-court issues, so he could be filing a major suit.
Aug 19 - 10:49 PM

All charges against Dante Cunningham regarding felony domestic assault and terroristic threats have been dismissed.

Cunningham can now put this troublesome chapter of his career behind him, and focus on trying to sign a contract for the upcoming season. Cunningham, currently an unrestricted free agent, averaged 6.3 points, and 4.1 rebounds through 20.2 minutes of action for the Timberwolves last season. We'll reserve predicting his fantasy value for the upcoming NBA season when we know where he will be signing, but he’d have to land on a bad team to be relevant.
Aug 18 - 6:11 PM

Dante Cunningham appeared in court on Wednesday stemming from his April arrest for felony domestic assault.

His hearing was delayed six weeks until June 19th. Cunningham was also arrested a week later for suspicion of terroristic threats. If convicted of the assault charge, Cunningham may be forced to do jail time. Even if he avoids incarceration, he will be subject to a suspension, so that probably won't help his case as an unrestricted free agent this summer.
May 7 - 3:49 PM

Dante Cunningham had the first 20-10 game of his career on Friday vs. the Rockets with 20 points, 13 boards, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 42 minutes.

It's hard to believe he was in jail last weekend and has two serious charges filed against him. Kevin Love (elbow) did not play tonight and he should be back on Saturday, so Cunningham is more of a speculative add. If you want to add him, hopefully you're not cutting a guy you'll miss.
Apr 12 - 12:42 AM

Dante Cunningham will start against the Rockets on Friday in place of Kevin Love (elbow).

He was in jail last weekend and he'll start tonight. Cunningham should see big minutes in an up-tempo game, so he might actually put up a decent line with respect to scoring and rebounds.
Apr 11 - 8:06 PM

Dante Cunningham, who is out on $150,000 bail, will be available to play in Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

Cunningham faces multiple charges, including felony domestic assault and probable cause of making terroristic threats, but for now he'll suit up as the short-handed Wolves try to finish the season strong. He should be considered day-to-day given the uncertainty of his legal situation.
Apr 8 - 6:56 PM

Dante Cunningham posted bail Monday afternoon and has been released from jail.

Bail was set at $150,000 for his second arrest in the past week. He was charged with domestic assault on Friday and also had a terroristic threat over the weekend. Cunningham was able to play on Saturday while Kevin Love (back) was out, but he might not play after this incident.
Apr 7 - 9:37 PM

Dante Cunningham will be held on $150,000 bail pending probable cause charges of terroristic threats.

Cunningham allegedly threatened his ex-girlfriend via text message and he also faces charges of felony domestic assault. The judge didn't feel it was in the public's interest to release him, though Cunningham's defense team feels they have "strong technical evidence" to refute the 'terroristic threats' charges. His availability for the Wolves' game on Tuesday is up in the air, to say the least, and if he can't play Minnesota might only have nine players available.
Apr 7 - 3:03 PM

Wolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested on Sunday "on probable cause of making terroristic threats," marking his second arrest in the past four days.

Cunningham was arrested on felony charges of domestic assault, he posted bail to play on Saturday, and now he's back in police custody. The Wolves reiterated that while they do not condone the behavior of which Cunningham is accused, they will "continue to wait for the legal process to run its course and will have further comment when appropriate."
Apr 6 - 7:46 PM

Dante Cunningham started in place of Kevin Love (back) on Saturday and had 12 points, six boards, three assists, one steal and three blocks.

He had to get bailed out of jail for this game and has another court date on Monday before the team takes on the Spurs. While he's a decent offensive option for the Wolves, the uncertainty surrounding his legal issues make him a questionable add in almost any formats.
Apr 5 - 9:42 PM

Dante Cunningham will play on Saturday despite his recent arrest on charges of felony domestic assault.

The NBA and the Wolves won't punish Cunningham until the legal process determines his guilt or innocence. He's averaging just 14 minutes over the past four games so his availability doesn't mean much for fantasy purposes.
Apr 5 - 5:51 PM

Dante Cunningham has been charged with felony domestic assault, according to the Hennepin County attorney's office.

He is in jail and bail has been set at $40,000. Cunningham's next court date will be on Monday and there are still details emerging from his Thursday morning arrest. He will not play tonight and is probably going to be out for the season.
Apr 4 - 6:14 PM

Dante Cunningham was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of domestic assault.

He was booked into the Hennepin County jail just after 6 a.m. and is currently being held without bail. Cunningham is not going to play on Friday and the team released a statement on Thursday morning. "We are aware of the matter involving Dante Cunningham and are in the process of gathering more information," the statement said.
Apr 3 - 12:08 PM

Dante Cunningham played 21 minutes off the bench against the Bobcats on Friday with 10 points, four boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

Nikola Pekovic went down again with a right ankle injury tonight, but the injury didn't look to be serious. Pek only has soreness, so he might be ready to go for Sunday. Cunningham would benefit, but fantasy owners don't need to speculative add him in most cases.
Mar 14 - 9:30 PM

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