Things are not going well for the Minnesota Timberwolves at the moment. Their 37-44 record is not good enough for the playoffs, rumours continue to abound about star player Kevin Love's future, and now one of their players has been arrested.
The T'Wolves organization woke up to the news yesterday that hours after Minnesota's 102-88 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies, power forward Dante Cunningham was arrested and held in jail for alleged domestic assault without bail.
"Police were called to a home on Medina Road at about 4 a.m. Thursday. The woman involved in the alleged assault did not require medical treatment.
Cunningham left the scene shortly after the incident but returned to the home, spoke to police and did not resist arrest."
The Timberwolves released a statement saying that they were aware of the incident and confirmed that the forward would not be travelling with the rest of the team to face Miami.
Cunningham is averaging 6.0 points a game this season, to go along with 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in the 19.5 minutes he is on the court.
The fifth year veteran was drafted out of Villanova in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft, and is the back up to Kevin Love.
Cunnningham is in the final year of his contract, and becomes an unrestricted free agent in the off-season.