Jared Cunningham has a knee injury that will likely keep him out of action for the rest of the year. This news apparently happened a week ago, which goes to show two things: I suck at keeping up with news and Cunningham's been about as invisible as a first round pick can possibly be.

Eddie Sefko from the Dallas Morning News has the report and it looks like Cunningham will stick with the Mavs to get healthy for next summer.

The No. 24 overall pick said Tuesday that he's suffering from tendinitis in his right knee and is going to be out "for a while." He said his sights already have been set toward the 2013-14 season.

"My goal is to be completely ready for summer league," Cunningham said. "I want to get my body back to the way it was in college so I have my athleticism."

Cunningham, 21, has spent two long stints with the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League. He played in 15 games for the Frisco-based Legends, starting 13. The 6-4 guard averaged 15.3 points, three assists and 2.9 rebounds in 34.5 minutes per game, although he shot just 33.5 percent from the field.

He played eight games with the Mavericks early this season, but totaled only 26 minutes.

Coach Rick Carlisle said it was critical that Cunningham get healthy.