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Michael Dunigan
C - 6'10, 245lbs - 35 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2019 season
  • Birthdate: 07/02/1989
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Kalev/Cramo (Estonia)
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
12th September, 2010IsraelSigned a three year contract with Hapoel Jerusalem.
6th November, 2010EstoniaLoaned by Hapoel Jerusalem to Kalev/Cramo for the remainder of the season.
20th July, 2011IsraelLeft Hapoel Jerusalem.
20th July, 2011ItalySigned a one year contract with Casale.
23rd November, 2011ItalyLeft Casale.
23rd November, 2011UkraineSigned for the remainder of the season with DniproAzot.
27th September, 2012NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
23rd October, 2012NBAWaived by Memphis.
30th November, 2012AustraliaSigned a one month contract with Perth Wildcats.
5th January, 2013PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with Air 21 Express.
25th July, 2013South KoreaDrafted 5th overall in the 2013 KBL Draft by Seoul Samsung Thunder. Signed a concurrent one year contract.
21st January, 2014South KoreaTraded by Seoul Samsung Thunder to Dongbu Promy in exchange for Herbert Hill.
1st November, 2014D-LeagueDrafted 12th overall in the 2014 D-League Draft with Canton Charge.
22nd January, 2015D-LeagueLeft Canton Charge.
22nd January, 2015PhilippinesSigned for the duration of the Commissioner's Cup with Barangay Ginebra Kings.
31st March, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Canton Charge.
28th September, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
9th October, 2015NBAWaived by Cleveland.
2nd November, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Canton Charge.
23rd March, 2016D-LeagueWaived by Canton Charge.
1st November, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Canton Charge.
23rd August, 2017D-LeagueDrafted 21st overall in the 2017 D-League Expansion Draft by Wisconsin Herd.
Career Moves
2008 - 2010Oregon (NCAA)
September 2010 - November 2010Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
November 2010 - June 2011Kalev/Cramo (Estonia)
June 2011 - July 2011Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
July 2011 - November 2011Casale (Italy)
November 2011 - June 2012DniproAzot (Ukraine)
September 2012 - October 2012Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
November 2012 - December 2012Perth Wildcats (Australia)
January 2013 - June 2013Air 21 Express (Philippines)
July 2013Miami Heat (Summer League)
July 2013 - January 2014Seoul Samsung Thunder (South Korea)
January 2014 - June 2014Dongbu Promy (South Korea)
November 2014 - January 2015Canton Charge (D-League)
January 2015 - March 2015Barangay Ginebra (Philippines)
March 2015 - June 2016Canton Charge (D-League)
September 2015 - October 2015Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
November 2015 - June 2017Canton Charge (D-League)
Articles about Michael Dunigan

July 8, 2013

Michael Dunigan

Dunigan spent part of last year in Australia as an injury replacement on a short term contract with the Perth Wildcats, who are apparently considering bringing him back next year. He then finished the season in the Philippines, averaging 23.9 points, 15.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.4 blocks in 15 games for Air21 Express. Dunigan is an athlete, a finisher, a shotblocker and a rebounder, who is penalised for being 6'10 with no range and little ability to create for himself, wildly overstated "question marks" surrounding his conditioning (now history) and an improper benefits scandal (for which he was never charged), and a tendency to foul. If he can cure the latter and demonstrate an ability to protect the lane and play man-to-man post defense, he's more skilled then others - say, Chris Richard - to have recently made the NBA in this capacity.

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June 21, 2011

Michael Dunigan - Dunigan is another technically eligible player, unexpectedly leaving Oregon last summer to begin a professional career with Hapoel Jerusalem. Once in Jerusalem, he never played - the team that sorely needed a centre with actual size, as opposed to the stream of power forwards they forced out at the position, didn't see fit to use him, seeing as he was a project. Limited to only one garbage minute, Dunigan was eventually loaned to Estonian team BC Kalev/Cramo (who, as a Baltic League/VTB United team, are a cut above the rest of Estonia), where things brightened up. In the Baltic League, Dunigan averaged 12.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.2 steals and 3.3 fouls in only 22 minutes, shooting 59% from the field and 71% from the line. An out-and-out post player who never steps away from there - on either end - Dunigan is very strong and sufficiently mobile, with some touch, and the ability and desire to always establish post position. Samardo Samuels made the NBA with a similar (if more polished) skillset, and Dunigan is taller and a better rebounder. He's worthy of a late second, presumably as a draft-and-stash.

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