Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
Jared Cunningham, the 24th pick in the NBA Draft, was recently assigned to the Texas Legends of the D-League, and made his debut over the weekend in a pair of games against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Dallas Mavericks first round pick Jared Cunningham, the high-flying guard from Oregon State, made his Texas Legends debut over the weekend, after being assigned there earlier in the week. The Legends played a two-game set Saturday and Sunday against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the D-League affiliate of the Houston Rockets.
So, how'd he do?
It looks like Cunningham is taking the opportunity to showcase his scoring potential, as he's scored 26 and 15 points in his first two games, and has racked up 20 free throws(hitting 18), as well as five three pointers on 14 attempts(good for 36%). Overall, Cunningham probably isn't scoring with the kind of efficiency you'd like to see, but you like that he's getting to the free throw line while also working on the outside shot. We'll monitor his progress here. It's important to remember Cunningham has rarely seen game action so far this season, so a little rust shouldn't be too surprising.
Also worth noting is that Chris Douglas-Roberts, former Milwaukee Buck and New Jersey Net(#outdatedterm), continues to lead the way for the Legends, averaging nearly 23 points per game on the season and shooting 49% from the field and 41% from three. It is possible that Douglas-Roberts might see the NBA at some point this season, especially as the trade season looms and the Mavericks seem poised to at least be discussing their roster options.