Hunter supplied 20 points (6-17 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and one block over 35 minutes during Monday's 121-114 win over the Bucks. Hunter attempted a season-high 17 shots in the win, falling one rebound shy of his first double-double of the campaign. He's appeared in only 15 games this season, but Hunter is shooting an excellent 42.3 percent on 3.7 threes per game. Managers with roster flexibility should consider him for a spot across most formats.
Hunter racked up 20 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two assists and three blocks across 30 minutes during Friday's 124-118 loss to Miami. Hunter scored an efficient 20 points in the loss, the team's first game following the trade involving Cam Reddish. With Reddish now in New York, both Hunter and Kevin Huerter should be able to carve out a more consistent role. While both can be 12-team assets, Hunter is likely the preferred target due to his ability to contribute on both ends of the floor. If he's available, feel free to give him a look over the next few games to see if he can rediscover his production from early last season.
Hunter will return to the starting lineup in Friday's contest against the Heat, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. Hunter returned from a month-long absence and provided 15 points (4-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), one rebound, one block and one steal across 24 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Heat. Expect his role to increase as he works himself back into form.
Hunter finished Wednesday's 115-91 loss to Miami with 15 points (4-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), one rebound, one block and one steal over 24 minutes. Hunter had been sidelined since Nov. 14 due to a wrist injury, and while he struggled from the field in this one, he still delivered a strong stat line from a scoring perspective. The third-year forward should ramp up from a conditioning perspective considering his lengthy absence, and it wouldn't be strange if he keeps coming off the bench in a few more games before eventually reclaiming his starting role.
Hunter (wrist) is available for Wednesday's game against the Heat, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. Hunter has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on his right wrist in mid-November, but he'll retake the court Wednesday for Atlanta. He started in his first 11 appearances of the campaign and averaged 10.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 27.8 minutes, though he figures to face some workload restrictions in his first game action in two months.
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