Hunter (sore knee) will not play in Friday's summer league finale, Brad Rowland of Locked on Hawks reports. Hunter only played in one summer league game, as the Hawks understandably exercised caution with their No. 4 overall pick and his sore knee. There is nothing to indicate he will not be ready to go full-steam once training camp commences.
Hunter won't play in Tuesday's summer league game against the Pacers due to knee soreness, Brad Rowland of SportsLine reports. Hunter is likely being held out as a precaution, as there's no need to push him to play in an exhibition. He figures to have a chance to take the court Thursday against the Wizards.
Hunter was selected by Hawks with the No. 4 pick in the NBA Draft via the Lakers and Pelicans. Hunter is arguably the most versatile defensive player in the draft. He projects as a 3-and-D forward who can be relied upon as a spot-up shooter and defend multiple positions. It seems likely that he will enter the Hawks' starting lineup right away and expand their young core of Trae Young and John Collins as well as Kevin Huerter to a degree. The Virginia product averaged averaged 15.2 points (52.0% FG, 43.8 3PT%, 78.3 FT%) and 5.1 rebounds across 32.5 minutes for the Cavaliers en route to helping lead them to a National Championship.
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