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Updated: June 28th, 2013 12:27pm
Timberwolves pick up one-year option on forward Dante Cunningham

Timberwolves pick up one-year option on forward Dante Cunningham

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It came as no surprise Friday when the Minnesota Timberwolves announced that they had picked up forward Dante Cunningham's one-year contract option.

"It was important for us to bring Dante back," Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders said in a statement. "We saw all last year how he fits in really well with Coach Adelman's style and system. His versatility, his energy and ability to knock down the jumper are all reasons we feel he's an invaluable piece to our team."

Cunningham's option is worth around $2.1 million. 

The 26-year-old forward and 2009 second round NBA draft pick played a key role primarily off the bench last season, averaging 8.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.