Dante Cunningham returning to New Orleans Pelicans on one-year deal


After turning down his player option with the New Orleans Pelicans, forward Dante Cunningham has decided to return to the team as a free agent.

The 30-year-old gets a one-year, $2.3 million contract, according to his agent, Joel Bell. The deal was first reported by The Vertical.

Cunningham declined a $3.1 million player option to seek a multiyear deal.

The versatile forward was the Pelicans’ top 3-point shooter at a career-high 39.2 percent during the 2016-17 campaign after making only two 3s in his first six years in the league from 2009-10 to 2014-15. He averaged 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game this season while shooting 48.5 percent from the field.

In NBA circles, Cunningham is considered a veteran glue guy and a stable locker room presence.

The eight-year forward has also had stints with Portland, Charlotte, Memphis and Minnesota throughout his career.

Information from ESPN’s Bobby Marks and Royce Young was used in this report.

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