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Cunningham chooses Pelicans over Timberwolves

Veteran free agent and former Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has agreed to re-sign with New Orleans, according to a report by the Vertical this afternoon.

The Wolves had aggressively pursued and have been waiting for a decision that finally came today.

They now likely will turn their attention to players such as Gerald Green and Thomas Robinson for the wing or frontcourt and C.J. Watson, Aaron Brooks or Kirk Hinrich (who didn't play last season) as a backup point guard.

Cunningman played the last three seasons in New Orleans and had found a place there in the Pelicans' rotation.  The Pelicans signed him to a one-year, $2.3 million deal, the Vertical reported.

His re-signing follows the Pelicans' signing of free agent Tony Allen last week as well.

Cunningham's choice leaves the Wolves with three open roster spots, although they'll probably fill only two before training camp opens Saturday in San Diego.

Wolves sign undrafted college stars from Maryland, Duke

Amile Jefferson and Melo Trimble were signed by the Timberwolves on Monday, four days before the team opens training camp.

Jefferson, a 6-8 forward who played a school-record 150 games at Duke, was an undrafted free agent. He played five seasons for the Blue Devils, taking a medical redshirt as a junior after a broken foot, and is second in school history in field goal percentage (.620) and 11th in rebounds. He averaged 7.2 points last season and played on the Timberwolves' team in the Vegas Summer League.

Trimble is a former All-Big Ten guard for Maryland. He played three season for the Terps, averaging 15.9 points, 3.9 assists and 1.2 steals. Undrafted, he played for Philadelphia's team in the Vegas Summer League.

(photo courtesy Duke athletic department)

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