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Jared Cunningham | Guard | #9

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 195
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (24) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Jared Cunningham is thrilled that the Cavaliers chose to keep him for the remainder of the season.
"I knew somebody would eventually like my talents," Cunningham said. "I'm just a defensive player and somebody that can come in a game and help the team. It's worked out for me." Cunningham has played a total of 15 minutes over the Cavs' last five games, so he has no fantasy value. Jan 11 - 9:20 AM

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The Cavs are "leaning towards" keeping Jared Cunningham for the season, a source told ESPN.

Cunningham's contract is non-guaranteed so the Cavs have to decide whether to waive him or keep him by the end of the week, but it sounds like he'll be allowed to stick around. "I think Jared has done a great job since Day 1," David Blatt said.
Jan 6 - 9:58 AM

Jared Cunningham's status with the Cavs is currently undecided, according to

Cunningham's contract carries a guarantee date of January 10, so Cleveland will have to make a decision as to whether or not to keep him around for the entire season within the next week. "Whatever happens, happens," Cunningham said. Regardless of the result, Cunningham has no fantasy value.
Jan 4 - 9:15 AM

Jared Cunningham will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

He was never expected to stick in the starting lineup with J.R. Smith back from his illness, and Cunningham is realy going to struggle to crack the rotation moving forward with Kyrie Irving (knee) nearing a return and Iman Shumpert playing well off the bench.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Jared Cunningham scored six points in a start against the Magic on Friday with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

He wasn't very busy in the first unit and didn't really benefit much from garbage time tonight. Cunningham can be left on the wire in almost all leagues with J.R. Smith (illness) back soon and Kyrie Irving (knee) getting closer too.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 09:41:00 PM

Jared Cunningham will start on Friday vs. the Magic.

J.R. Smith (illness) is away from the team and Iman Shumpert (wrist) will likely see limited minutes in his return to action, so Cunningham should get decent playing time tonight. Cunningham has played really hard for the Cavs, but it hasn't really translated to fantasy value and he belongs on the wire in most leagues.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 07:03:00 PM

Jared Cunningham played 35 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, good for third best on the team.

He had just seven points and a 3-pointer, but the minutes have been building. Of course, with Kyrie Irving nearing a return and J.R. Smith still locked in at shooting guard, Cunningham is a long shot to offer much, if any, fantasy value this season.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:36:00 AM

Jared Cunningham came off the bench for 11 points, one 3-pointer, one assist and two steals in 32 minutes during Saturday's ugly road loss in Miami.

He got extra opportunities with LeBron James resting and the score out of hand early, so this has no long-term implications. Cunningham has a True Shooting percentage of 42.7, which ranks 366th in the league.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 11:56:00 PM

Jared Cunningham started for the Cavs on Wednesday, but he was benched at halftime and finished with six points on 2-of-10 shooting, two 3-pointers, three boards and two assists in 21 minutes.

Matthew Dellavedova (leg) was out and Mo Williams (ankle) was on a minute-limit, so Cunningham was the healthiest option for coach David Blatt. He didn't have to orchestrate the offense with LeBron James and J.R. Smith on the court, taking pressure off him in his second NBA start, but he still looked out of his depth. Delly and Mo are both day-to-day, so there's no reason to grab Cunningham.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:08:00 PM

Jared Cunningham will start Wednesday's game against the Raptors, and Mo Williams (ankle) will come off the bench.

Coach David Blatt wants to monitor Mo Williams' minutes in his first game back following a three-game absence with an ankle injury, and with Matthew Dellavedova (calf) out, Cunningham became Blatt's only solution for keeping Mo's minutes down. Cunningham put up a goose egg during his last start, so he's too risky to deploy in daily leagues.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 07:29:00 PM

Jared Cunningham was spotted wearing a starter's jersey at shootaround in advance of Cleveland's game vs. the Magic on Monday.

David Blatt talked about Matthew Dellavedova dealing with an unspecified ankle injury, and with Mo Williams (right ankle/leg) doubtful, Cunningham would be the next man up. However, Delly is expected to play, so Cunningham is going to have a tough time carving out value regardless of his role on Monday.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 11:17:00 AM

Jared Cunningham started at shooting guard for the Cavs on Friday, but missed the only shot he took and managed just one rebound, one assist and one steal in his 20 minutes.

LeBron appears to have taken a liking to Cunningham and his athleticism is very impressive, but we need to see some regular season production before advising a pickup in any format.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:25:00 PM

Jared Cunningham will enter the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with the 76ers, sending Richard Jefferson to the bench.

Cunningham hasn't done much up to this point in his career, but with a favorable matchup against the 76ers, he's worth considering as a punt play in daily leagues. Jefferson's return to the bench renders him a non-option in most leagues.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Jared Cunningham was running with the starters on Friday morning while Richard Jefferson was in a bench practice jersey.

Jefferson started for J.R. Smith (knee) on Wednesday against the Knicks, but it sounds like Cunningham could get the nod on Friday against the 76ers. If that is the case, Cunningham would be worth a look as a cheap plug-and-play option in DFS. Smith could return as soon as Sunday's game vs. the Pacers, so Cunningham likely won't have any season-long value.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:27:00 AM

Jared Cunningham has made the Cavaliers' final roster.

Cunningham played fantastic in the preseason and definitely earned his spot, but he isn't expected to be in the rotation. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues until further notice.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 01:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3Mo Williams
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3James Jones
4Jared Cunningham
SF1LeBron James
2Richard Jefferson
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Sasha Kaun