The Cleveland Cavaliers added more guard depth and youth to their roster Sunday with the arrival of Jared Cunningham. Cunningham was originally drafted 24th overall in 2012 by the Cavs but was moved in a draft night trade for Tyler Zeller.
Free agent Jared Cunningham has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, recently committing to camp, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 16, 2015
Cunningham has averaged 17.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 3.7 apg in 66 career D-League games and has shot 36.4 percent from the floor in 40 career NBA games for Dallas, Atlanta, Sacramento and the Clippers. The Clippers had Cunningham run the point guard position during the preseason last year with surprisingly good results. Despite this, he was unable to earn a consistent position in their rotation once the regular season came around.
He will likely spend the bulk of his time with the Canton Charge and the odds of him breaking through probably aren't great. But he's young and a freak athlete that has shown glimpses of high level play in the past, so it's possible that he may blossom down the road.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is probably not a guaranteed roster spot. The Cavs probably are giving him a bit of money to get him to show up to their camp, but that hasn't been reported on.