Georges-Hunt will miss extended time as he recovers from knee surgery, per the Maine Red Claws' Instagram account. MGH had played in nine games for Crustacean Nation this season, averaging 13.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals over 36 minutes per contest. Very little has been reported about the injury and the time needed for a full recovery.
Georges-Hunt did not play in Tuesday's contest against the Stars due to a knee injury. Georges-Hunt had played 16 minutes in their most recent game prior to Tuesday so it's not exactly clear how serious the injury may be. The Red Claws will have two games this week to see if Georges-Hunt can return to the court; first against the Windy City Bulls on Thursday and then a Saturday contest against Capital City Go-Go.
Georges-Hunt supplied 17 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and three assists across 36 minutes in Saturday's 133-105 road loss to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. The 6'6" small forward delivered an efficient stat line for Crustacean Nation, but he and his other teammates will need to hit the boards harder if they want to reverse their 1-3 record. Lacking a player over 6'8", every Red Claw must get busy in the paint if they want to avoid losses like this. Maine was out-rebounded 48 to 34 by Fort Wayne. The efficient shooting from MGH was a nice improvement for the forward who is shooting a rough 37 percent through four games.
Georges-Hunt wasn't extended a qualifying offer and is set to become an unrestricted free agent, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports. Georges-Hunt played in a career-high 42 games with Minnesota this past season, but averaged just 5.3 minutes and was only a minor contributor. The Timberwolves added fellow wings Josh Okogie and Kieta Bates-Diop in last week's draft and will likely be looking to add some additional help once free agency opens July 1, so Georges-Hunt becomes expendable. He'll be free to sign anywhere he pleases, though he's not promised a guaranteed deal and could have to perform well during training camp to make a final roster elsewhere.
Marcus Georges-Hunt finished with 11 points (3-5 FG, 5-5 FT), two rebounds and two steals in 14 minutes during Saturday's 120-108 loss to Philadelphia. Georges-Hunt has basically been out of the rotation for some time now but was able to see some garbage time minutes in this one. He has shown small glimpses of what he can do this season but given the rotations of the Wolves players, he is unlikely to do this again anytime soon. He still belongs on the waivers in all formats.
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