Second year shooting guard Jared Cunningham hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since January 31st, but on Monday, he found a new home with the Sacramento Kings.
Kings will sign guard Jared Cunningham to a 10-day contract, per sources. Kings only have 2 healthy guards (McCallum, McLemore).
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) March 31, 2014
Jason Jones had the initial report that Cunningham would sign with Sacramento, and the team officially announced the roster move earlier in the day on Monday. The 22-year-old Cunningham has spent time with both the Dallas Mavericks (who drafted him 24th overall in the 2012 draft) and the Atlanta Hawks during his career, but he was unceremoniously released by Atlanta earlier in the season (February 22nd) after some lackluster production in 5 appearances.
Coming out of Oregon State, Cunningham was known for his athleticism, but his other skills haven’t been flashed recently, and it took a virtual disaster with health for the Kings to extend an offer to him. Still, there is some untapped potential there, and he will almost certainly be able to get some NBA court time during this stretch of time in Sacramento. It is unknown whether Cunningham will be available with the Kings playing in New Orleans on Monday, but if he can get there, he’ll likely be thrust into duty immediately.