A rookie from Oregon State, Cunningham played seven games for the Frisco-based Texas Legends and averaged 18.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 37 minutes per contest. The 6-4, 194-pounder had earlier averaged just 2.3 points in 3.4 minutes while playing seven games for the Mavs before they sent him to the D-League on Dec. 11.
“I think it’s good to have high energy athletic guys around,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said. “He had a stint in the D-League, he got a chance to play some minutes, so now he’ll be back with us until -- if and when -- we decide to have him go back down.’’
Cunningham will be battling Darren Collison, Dominique Jones and Rodrigue Beaubois for playing time as the Mavs (12-19) face the Washington Wizards (4-24) at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Verizon Center.
“He did some good things (for the Legends) and he got some good minutes,’’ Carlisle said of Cunningham. “That’s important.
“It was a positive experience.’’
-- Dwain Price
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