Cunningham has his uses, especially at the defensive end, where his mobility is a major plus in pick-and-roll defense and any kind of rotating or trapping scheme. He ranked in the top third of power forwards in both blocks and steals per minute, he had a low foul rate, and his metrics were solid. His lone weakness at this end is a poor defensive rebound rate.
I know he's not the perfect player. He's extremely limited in what he can do offensively. No post moves, no 3-point range, can't create off the dribble.
But what he can do is play defense, finish at the rim, and he's actually capable of running.
He's young, he's long, he's athletic. I'm by no means suggesting we trade Pau for this guy straight up, but he's the type of player this team has been missing.