Dante Cunningham

Dante Cunningham (NOP) “Inferno” nike

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NOP Forward: 6’8, 230 lbs; 9th year, Villanova 

NBA Role: defensive-minded forward

A defender who loves digging in and doing dirty work, Dante Cunningham is a vital forward in New Orleans; gets a lot of starts at small forward – Alvin Gentry loves the overall effort Dante gives each night; remixed curl scorer – a lot of guys like rising up for Js off curls – Cunningham prefers taking 1-2 dribbles, then slashing hard to the cup; accurate midrange shooter who’s comfortable stepping back (a few feet) for elbow & corner triples – has improved range every year*; strong defender, won’t do anything outside of his comfort zone – Cunningham features almost everything you look for out of any late rotation/glue guy

*Dante’s another example (along w/ Leonard, Kawhi; Williams, Marvin) of a player who made his greatest weakness into a key strength 

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: corner 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 71


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  • Career: 6.1 points/game, 3.8 rebounds/game, 47% FG
  • Rocks the Corey Maggette Special: shaved head, headband, sleeve