The wait for Dante Cunningham to select an NBA team in free agency is getting close to the finish line.
With Wolves 6 days from opening camp in SD, they expect to get a decision from free agent Dante Cunningham in next 24-48 hours, I'm told— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) September 17, 2017
Speculation has run rampant for weeks now, with the New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks all known to have been vying to sign the versatile forward. However, according to Darren Wolfson, Milwaukee no longer appears to be a potential landing spot.
During the month of July, Cunningham received very little press, but he’s become a much more popular figure in the news once the more highly sought after free agents were removed from the market.
By all accounts, the Pelicans can offer Cunningham the biggest salary next season, but if he’s interested in a multi-year contract or has developed a grudge against New Orleans for the handling of his free agency, he may elect to go to the Timberwolves or elsewhere.
In the wake of the Solomon Hill injury and trade of Quincy Pondexter, the Pelicans only have Darius Miller left on the roster who possesses the optimal size and speed for the small forward position. Many assume Tony Allen and E’Twaun Moore will see time at the three, but it’s far from the ideal solution. Late last month, Alvin Gentry expressed a desire to see the team add another player who is suitable to play minutes at the three/four.