When the Sacramento Kings signed Jared Cunningham to a ten day contract, they likely didn’t envision him playing any type of significant minutes. And while 8.3 minutes a game over his last five certainly isn’t outlandish by any stretch, it’s been needed given the absences of both Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas.
Cunningham’s play has been acceptable, despite a rough shooting percentage and with just a handful of games left in the season, the team has decided to sign him for the rest of the year.
The Sacramento Kings today signed guard Jared Cunningham for the remainder of the season, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro.
Signed to a 10-day contract on March 31, Cunningham is averaging 3.0 points (.235 FG%, 10-10 FT), 0.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 6.3 minutes per game in six games off the bench for the Kings.
Cunningham was selected out of Oregon State in the first round (24th overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers before being traded along with Jae Crowder and Bernard James to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Tyler Zeller and Kelenna Azubike.
With Isaiah Thomas still on the mend, it’s possible Cunningham may continue to see a handful of minutes every night as the season comes to a conclusion.