Jared Cunningham has rejoined the the Idaho Stampede in the NBA D-League as a returning player, Chris Reichert of Upside & Motor reports (Twitter link). Idaho is Utah’s affiliate, but Cunningham will still have the ability to sign with any NBA team that expresses interest in his services.
The Magic waived the 24-year-old after taking him in via the swap that sent Channing Frye to the Cavaliers at the trade deadline. Cunningham is still in line to make his full $981,348 salary, with Orlando on the hook for $947,276 of it and the league picking up the rest. While that is certainly not a king’s ransom by today’s NBA standards, it will certainly allow the player the ability to wait out his next NBA opportunity without having to jump at the first offer he were to receive.
Cunningham appeared in 40 games for the Cavaliers, including three starts, prior to the deal that sent him to Orlando. His numbers on the season are 2.6 points, 0.7 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 8.9 minutes per contest. His slash line is .352/.313/.625.