Pelicans trade forward Dante Cunningham to Nets for guard Rashad Vaughn

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The Pelicans have traded forward Dante Cunningham to the Brooklyn Nets for shooting guard Rashad Vaughn, first reported Yahoo Sports.


The 17th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft out of UNLV by the Milwaukee Bucks, the 21-year old Vaughn played just one game (four minutes) with the Nets, who acquired him from the Bucks earlier this week.

The 6-foot-6 Vaughn has average just over three points and 12 minutes per game in his NBA career.

The Pelicans had reportedly discussed dealing Cunningham to the Detroit Pistons before agreeing to send him to Brooklyn.

The 30-year old Cunningham, who spent the past four seasons with New Orleans, heads to his sixth NBA employer. He started 24 games for the Pels this season, playing in 51 total and averaging 5.0 points with 3.8 rebounds per contest.

PELICANS ACQUIRE RASHAD VAUGHN
February 8, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has acquired guard Rashad Vaughn from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Dante Cunningham.
Vaughn, 6-6, 202, has appeared in 23 games this season for Brooklyn and Milwaukee posting averages of 2.6 points, while shooting .371 from three-point range, 0.7 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 7.7 minutes. Originally drafted by Milwaukee with the 17th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the UNLV product has appeared in 134 career regular season games (eight starts) for Milwaukee and Brooklyn, averaging 3.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 12.2 minutes per game.
Cunningham, 6-8, 230, has appeared in 51 games (24 starts) this season for New Orleans, averaging 5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds. Originally acquired by the Pelicans in 2014, Cunningham has appeared in 263 regular season games (132 starts) for New Orleans, averaging 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per contest.
New Orleans’ roster now stands at 17, including two two-way players (Charles Cooke and Mike James).

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