Free agent Jared Cunningham has signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a training camp contract, according to sources.
Cleveland drafted and traded the 24 overall selection of the 2012 NBA draft to book Cunningham for their training camp.
Cunningham will be now competing for the final spot in the Cavs’ roster. The Cavaliers’ are still hopeful of re-signing their stars Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith.
Who is Jared Cunningham?
We last saw Jared Cunningham on the Clippers bench last season for few games. He only managed 89 minutes on court donning Clippers’ colors as a reserve guard. In January they traded him to Philadelphia 76ers.
The Sixers too waived him promptly.
Now, the lesser known guard gets an opportunity to make it to the Cavs roster, according to Real GM.
Free agent Jared Cunningham has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, recently committing to camp, league sources tell RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 16, 2015
Jared Cunningham appeared in the NBA summer league this season with the Utah Jazz. He scored 10 points per game in the league in eight games, a performance which impressed the Cavs think-tank.
Cunningham was waived by Los Angeles Clippers in 2014-15 and had to feature in Development League for Delaware and Idaho. With the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers, the young guard has played in parts of four pro seasons.
In his 40 NBA appearances, the 6-feet-4 guard has averaged 1.8 points and 4.9 minutes.
After spending three seasons at Oregon State, Cunningham declared himself for the draft as a junior.