Milwaukee used the NBA’s hardship exception to sign Jared Cunningham to a 10-day contract, the team announced Wednesday.
Cunningham, 24, most recently played for the Stampede in the NBA D-League, where he appeared in three games (all starts) and averaged 17.3 points, 4.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 32 minutes per game. He began the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he appeared in 40 games (three starts) and averaged 2.6 points in 8.9 minutes per game before being traded to, and waived by, Orlando on Feb. 18.
Cunningham was drafted in 2012 in the first round with the 24th pick by the Cavaliers out of Oregon State.
CLIPPERS KEEP AYRES: Los Angeles signed forward Jeff Ayres for the rest of the season. Ayers has appeared in five games this season, averaging 1.2 points and 0.6 rebounds in 2.8 minutes. He signed the first of two consecutive 10-day contacts with the team Jan. 28. The 28-year-old forward was a member of the Spurs’ 2014 NBA championship team. His other NBA stints include Portland and Indiana. Ayres most recently played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the NBA’s D-League, where he was named an All-Star this season. He also played for the Idaho Stampede.