The New Orleans Pelicans are trying to resign former Pelican forward Dante Cunningham but are receiving competition from the Minnesota Timber-wolves. This latest info comes courtesy of ESPN Adrian Wojnarowski“New Orleans is trying to re-sign F Dante Cunningham, but Minnesota is proving to be one suitor tough to beat on him.”
SAN ANTONIO,TX – OCTOBER 29: Jonathon Simmons #17 of the San Antonio Spurs tries to shoot over Dante Cunningham #33 of the New Orleans Pelicans during game between New Orleans Pelicans and the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center on October 29, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
The Pelicans are cash trapped & looking for a reliable option now that starting small forward Solomon Hill is out with a torn hamstring for 6-8 months. The Timberwolves are also looking for depth at the forward position & Cunningham spent 2 years with the Minnesota before coming to New Orleans.
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 15: J.J. Hickson #7 of the Denver Nuggets grabs a rebound away from Dante Cunningham #33 of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Pepsi Center on November 15, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
This moves shows the Pells lack of faith in the position by attempting to sign Cunningham, who averaged 6.0 ppg 3.6 rebs 46% fg & 35% from 3 pt land in 3 seasons with New Orleans.