Report: Cavs reach camp deal with Cunningham


CLEVELAND: Free agent guard Jared Cunningham has agreed to a training camp contract with the Cavaliers, according to a report by RealGM.

Cunningham, 24, was selected by the Cavs with the No. 24 overall pick in 2012. He was immediately traded (along with Jae Crowder and Bernard James) to the Dallas Mavericks for Kelenna Azubuike and Tyler Zeller.

Cunningham is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard who has spent most of his three-year pro career in the NBA D-League. He played in a career-high 19 games with the Los Angeles Clippers last season, but was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers on July 7 and immediately waived.

He also played in eight games with Sacramento Kings and five with the Atlanta Hawks in 2013-14. In 29 D-League games last season, Cunningham averaged 18.7 points but shot just 42 percent from the floor, including 32 percent on 3-pointers.

He will be trying to earn a spot in a veteran-laden Cavs backcourt — which currently consists of Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, Mo Williams, Matthew Dellavedova, and potentially, the still unsigned J.R. Smith.

During a 35-game NBA career, Cunningham has shot 35 percent from the field. His contract with the Cavs is reportedly not guaranteed.


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  1. Two years ago, this would have been the highlight of the summer.

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