Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have exercised
the one-year option on forward Dante Cunningham's contract for the 2013-14
Cunningham posted career highs in scoring (8.7 ppg), rebounds (5.1 rpg) and
assists (0.8 apg) while appearing in 80 games, including nine starts, during
the 2012-13 campaign.
"It was important for us to bring Dante back," Minnesota president of
basketball operations Flip Saunders said. "We all saw last year how he fits in
really well with coach (Rick) Adelman's style and system. His versatility,
energy and ability to knock down the open jumper are all reasons we feel he is
an invaluable piece to our team. We are excited to have Dante back for next
A second-round selection (33rd overall) of Portland in 2009, the 26-year-old
Cunningham owns career averages of 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 285 career
games with Minnesota, Memphis, Charlotte and Portland.
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