CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats have made a one-year, $1 million qualifying offer to Dante Cunningham that makes the reserve forward a restricted free agent.
Monday’s move comes less than two months after Cunningham was charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in suburban Philadelphia.
Charlotte acquired the former Villanova player from Portland in a February trade that sent forward Gerald Wallace to the Trail Blazers. The Bobcats moved Cunningham from power forward to small forward and he averaged 9 points and 4 rebounds in 22 games.
After last week’s trade that sent Stephen Jackson to Milwaukee, the Bobcats are thin at small forward.
The Bobcats will now be able to match any offer Cunningham receives from another team.