How Will Jared Cunningham Fit in Dallas?
Given the recent lukewarm performances of Mavericks first-round draft picks (Dominique Jones, Roddy Beaubois), it’s fair to wonder how much (Jared) Cunningham can contribute in his rookie season. Drafted 24th, the 6-4 guard injured his hamstring during pre-draft workouts. He went with the Mavericks to the Las Vegas summer league but did not play.
That doesn’t mean he didn’t pick up a few things.
“Everybody was competing because there are limited spots [in training camp],” he said. “And I could tell that the game was much more physical and fast-paced.”
Cunningham will start camp as a backup at both shooting guard and point guard. Time will tell where he might get the bulk of his playing time. He’ll be competing with Beaubois, Delonte West and Vince Carter behind starters (O.J.) Mayo and (Darren) Collison.