Former Villanova Wildcats forward Dante Cunningham has been traded from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Minnesota Timberwolves for guard Wayne Ellington. The trade will put Cunningham on his 4th NBA team since he was drafted by Portland in the 2nd round of the 2009 NBA Draft.
Cunningham averaged 5.2 ppg and 3.8 rpg in 64 games last season with Memphis while shooting 51% from the floor. Ellington on the other hand shot just 40% from the floor while averaging 6.1 ppg.
Wolves' President David Kahn had the following to say on the acquisition of Cunningham:
"In Dante Cunningham we are getting a versatile forward who brings a defensive presence and an efficient offensive game to our team. Also, the addition of Dante helps balance our roster."
For what it's worth, at least one member of the Memphis media isn't too thrilled about the trade.