Jared Cunningham sent back to D-League

DALLAS -- Rookie guard Jared Cunningham has been re-assigned to the D-League's Texas Legends, the Mavericks announced.

It will be the first-round pick's second stint in the D-League. Cunningham averaged 18.1 points, 3.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 37.0 minutes in seven games with the Legends earlier this season.

Cunningham has played sparingly for the Mavs, averaging 2.0 points in 3.3 minutes in eight games. His assignment to the D-League means the Oregon State product and Oakland, Calif., native won't make a homecoming trip when the Mavs play the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors this week.

Legends coach Eduardo Najera will have to split point guard minutes between Cunningham and Delonte West, who joined the team this week.