Wolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested early this morning at his home following a reported disturbance. A woman showing signs of abuse met with police, who then took Cunningham into custody, according to the Star-Tribune.
Cunningham is currently being held at the Hennepin County jail and will not travel with the team to Miami today.
His future with the Timberwolves is in doubt, as Cunningham is a free agent after this season. Editorially, while I'm pretty good about separating the teams I root for from the people who play for them (otherwise, it would be nearly impossible to be a sports fan), I hope this spells the end for him in Minnesota. Domestic abuse is something we should have no tolerance for.
The team released the following statement:
"We are aware of the matter involving Dante Cunningham and are in the process of gathering more information. Dante will not be traveling with the team to Miami this afternoon. The Minnesota Timberwolves organization takes the matter very seriously and does not condone the type of behavior that is associated with this situation. However, we need to let the legal process run its course, and will have further comment at the appropriate time."
Meanwhile, the team announced that it has waived A.J. Price, which gets the roster down to 14. Presumably, they intend to fill that roster spot with another player, otherwise why bother? I would guess they are looking at a big given the Pekovic injury and the Cunningham situation. We'll keep you updated with further developments.