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R.J. Hunter: Released by Hornets
Hunter was waived by Charlotte on Saturday, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Hunter will set his sights on landing elsewhere before the start of the 2023-24 campaign. He failed to do much for the Hornets during the preseason, totaling 19 minutes, three points, five rebounds and one steal over three contests.... See More ... See Less
Hornets' R.J. Hunter: Headed to Charlotte
Hunter and the Hornets came to terms on a deal, Chris Haynes of Turner Sports reports.
Hunter will have an opportunity to see NBA minutes for the first time since 2018. Since then, he's split time overseas and in the G League and was most recently with the Sydney Kings of the Australian NBL in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
R.J. Hunter: Scores 10 in return
Hunter (illness) had 10 points (3-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, two steals and one assist over 19 minutes in Friday's G League loss to Fort Wayne.
Hunter missed Saturday's win as a result of an illness, but he wasn't forced to sit out any further contests as he was able to return to the court against the Mad Ants. The 26-year-old's production has been boosted by back-to-back games with two conversions on shots from beyond the arc, but his overall impact has been limited as he's averaging 7.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.... See More ... See Less
R.J. Hunter: Misses Saturday's game
Hunter didn't play in Saturday's win against Greensboro due to an illness.
Hunter has played in seven games with the Skyhawks since joining the team in early February, averaging 7.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game during that span. The exact nature and severity of the illness are unclear.... See More ... See Less
R.J. Hunter: Lands in G League
Hunter will play for the Canton Charge after signing a G League contract last week, according to the G League transactions page.
Hunter will return stateside after a brief run in the top Turkish league. He started 20-of-22 games for Maine during the 2018-19 season, averaging 14.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 32.6 minutes per game despite shooting a mere 37.3 percent from the field.... See More ... See Less
R.J. Hunter: Heads to Turkey
Hunter signed a one-year contract with Turkish club Turk Telekom B.K. in late June, Jay King and Jared Weiss of The Athletic report.
A 2015 first-round selection by the Celtics in 2015, Hunter made it only one year into his rookie deal before Boston cut him prior to the 2016-17 season. He's since bounced around to Bulls, Rockets, Hawks and back to the Celtics over the past three years, playing nine games in total at the NBA level over that stretch. Rather than settling on a training-camp deal or two-way contract stateside, Hunter will head overseas to Turkey, where he'll presumably receive a more lucrative payday.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Drills four treys
Hunter tallied 17 points (6-13 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, three assists and a steal over 26 minutes Tuesday against the Wizards.
Hunter got a chance for extended minutes with the Celtics electing to rest the good majority of their rotation players in the season finale, and he made the most of his opportunities. He finished the contest tied for the team lead in points and contributed across the board in a 116-110 victory. Unfortunately for the Georgia State product, he's unlikely to see much, if any, playing time in the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Back to Red Claws
Hunter was reassigned to the Maine Red Claws on Saturday.
Hunter joined the team for Thursday's game against the Bucks, but he'll head back down to Maine with Gordon Hayward (ankle) set to return to action Saturday. Hunter hasn't appeared in an NBA game this season.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Recalled from G League
Hunter was recalled from the G League's Maine Red Claws on Thursday.
It's unclear whether or not Hunter will be suiting up for Boston's outing in Milwaukee on Thursday night, but even if he does, he is not expected to be featured in the team's rotation.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Scores team-high 23 points
Hunter poured in 23 points (8-20 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-7 FT) and registered three rebounds along with five assists and three blocks across 40 minutes Saturday against Raptors 905.
Hunter contributed across the board in a 99-98 win for the Red Claws. He continues to play at a high level in the G League, posting averages of 19.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.0 block through 32 games (31 starts).... See More ... See Less
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Scores 15 in Red Claw season debut
Hunter came off the bench to score 15 points, with two boards and three turnovers, during Saturday's home loss to Northern Arizona.
Saturday marked Hunter's season debut with the Red Claws. It was Hunters first game for Maine since the 2015-16 season. The outside shooter fills the two-way contract void created by the surprise release of Walt Lemon Jr. back in November. Earlier this season, Hunter played 22 games for Erie, averaging 22 points, 2.0 steals, and 3.3 made threes per game.... See More ... See Less
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Signs two-way deal with Boston
Hunter is signing a two-way contract with the Celtics on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The former first-round pick will look to get another chance with the Celtics, who originally drafted him out of Georgia State in 2015. Hunter will probably see a majority of the season in the G League however, with an occasional call-up likely.... See More ... See Less
R.J. Hunter: Excellent all-around game
Hunter scored 17 points (4-13 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 6-6 FT) in the win Wednesday over the Legends. He also tallied eight rebounds, eight assists, five steals and a block in the contest.
Hunter has seen his numbers steadily rise since his 2015 rookie G League season, averaging 21.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.1 blocks through 16 games - all career highs.... See More ... See Less
R.J. Hunter: Scores 34 in opener
Hunter posted 34 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals over 34 minutes in Friday's game against Grand Rapids.
Hunter started the game and quickly asserted himself as one of the most talented players on the team. While Friday's 34-point outburst shouldn't be a routine occurrence, the former Georgia State standout likely has a productive season ahead of him.... See More ... See Less
R.J. Hunter: Exits Atlanta
The Hawks opted to waive Hunter on Saturday.
Hunter, a former first-round pick, has yet to find a home as he enters his fourth year in the NBA. He was looking to earn a role providing depth in the Hawks' backcourt, but now appears destined to start the season in the G-League.... See More ... See Less
Hawks' R.J. Hunter: Signs with Atlanta
Hunter is expected to sign with the Hawks on Friday, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The former first-round draft pick will be entering his fourth NBA season this year after spending the previous three seasons with three different squads. In 2017-18, Hunter dropped 3.8 points and 1.0 assist per game across five outings with the Rockets.... See More ... See Less
R.J. Hunter: Let go by Houston
Hunter was waived by the Rockets on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Hunter has struggled to find NBA run since being drafted 28th overall by the Celtics in 2015. Over the past two years, he's appeared in eight NBA games, spending most of his time in the G-League. However, despite averaging just over 20 points per game for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Rockets' G-League affiliate, the organization apparently didn't feel he was worth the investment.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' R.J. Hunter: Averaging 14.0 PPG through two summer league games
Hunter had a game-high 24 points (8-14 FG, 5-11 3PT, 3-3 FT) in Sunday's summer league win over the Warriors.
Hunter was quiet in Houston's first contest, but he got things going from beyond the arc Sunday, connective on five three-pointers in 25 minutes of action. The former Georgia State standout is the definition of a score-first guard, and he added just one rebound, one assist and one steal to his 24 points Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' R.J. Hunter: Excels in rare opportunity
Hunter netted 19 points (7-16 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added four rebounds, two steals and one assist across 30 minutes in a 96-83 loss to the Kings on Wednesday.
After having spent the majority of his season in the G-League, Hunter got to run with the first unit in the finale with the Rockets resting all of their front-line players. The 24-year-old posted a slew of career highs with the extended opportunity, but he's highly likely to be left out of the postseason rotation altogether.... See More ... See Less
Rockets' R.J. Hunter: Starting final game of regular season
Hunter has been promoted to the starting five for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Kings, Rockets play-by-play announcer Craig Ackerman reports.
Hunter has seen action in just four games for the Rockets this season, spending most of the year in the G-League with the team's affiliate. However, with Houston sitting eight players in the regular-season finale for rest ahead of the playoffs, Hunter will get the call with top unit and should be slated for a monster workload. Look for the third-year guard to see all the minutes he can handle, giving him temporary viability in fantasy contests for the time being.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-5, 185 lbs
|Birthplace: Oxford, OH
|School: Georgia St.