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July 28, 2019 07:52 PM
R.J. Hunter: Heads to Turkey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 9, 2019 09:56 PM
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Drills four treys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 23, 2019 12:12 PM
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Back to Red Claws
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 21, 2019 11:16 AM
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Recalled from G League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 10, 2019 11:00 PM
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Scores team-high 23 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

January 16, 2019 04:44 PM
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Scores 15 in Red Claw season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 9, 2019 04:00 PM
Celtics' R.J. Hunter: Signs two-way deal with Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2018 04:40 PM
R.J. Hunter: Excellent all-around game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 3, 2018 12:08 AM
R.J. Hunter: Scores 34 in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 13, 2018 11:32 AM
R.J. Hunter: Exits Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 7, 2018 07:09 PM
Hawks' R.J. Hunter: Signs with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 17, 2018 05:21 PM
R.J. Hunter: Let go by Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 9, 2018 12:52 PM
Rockets' R.J. Hunter: Averaging 14.0 PPG through two summer league games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 12, 2018 10:33 AM
Rockets' R.J. Hunter: Excels in rare opportunity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 11, 2018 09:40 PM
Rockets' R.J. Hunter: Starting final game of regular season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 25, 2018 01:52 PM
Rockets' R.J. Hunter: Back from G-League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hunter was recalled from the G-League on Sunday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Hunter finished the G-League regular season playing in 45 games, while averaging 20.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 steals across 30.8 minutes. With the G-League playoffs set to start later in the week, Hunter will temporarily rejoin the Rockets. That said, he's not a member of the regular rotation and won't see the floor unless a blowout were to occur.

March 21, 2018 03:41 PM
R.J. Hunter: Continues hot streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hunter registered 36 points (13-19 FG, 7-11 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal during Monday's 132-131 win over the visiting Stars.

Hunter has been on a tremendously hot shooting streak during his last three games including Monday, shooting 64.1 percent from the floor and 55.8 percent from three-point range while averaging 34 points. The 6-5 guard has been able to overcome his mid-season shooting struggles, as he is now averaging over 20 points on 44.3 percent shooting through 42 games played for the Vipers.

March 16, 2018 10:32 AM
R.J. Hunter: Drops 37 in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hunter managed 37 points (13-19 FG, 7-12 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block during Thursday's 134-129 win over Santa Cruz.

This was the third game of the season where Hunter was able to reach the 30-point mark, as he had his best scoring output since pouring in 40 points back on Dec. 2. The 24-year-old guard has been a solid offensive contributor for Rio Grande Valley to this date, averaging 20.3 points while also contributing 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

March 12, 2018 04:01 PM
R.J. Hunter: 29 in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hunter poured in 29 points (10-18 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three blocks, two rebounds, two assists and two steals during Saturday's 137-114 blowout loss at South Bay.

Coming off one of his worst shooting games of the year, Hunter recovered superbly and scored his highest total since reaching the 35-point mark on Jan. 27. The former Georgia State star has actually increased his shooting percent from last season's 38.8 percent to 42.7 percent this year, as he is averaging a career-best 19.9 points per game with the Vipers.

March 7, 2018 02:52 PM
R.J. Hunter: Scores 27 despite poor shooting
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hunter tallied 27 points (9-26 FG, 3-13 3Pt, 6-8 FT), four rebounds, four assists and one block during Tuesday's 119-116 home win over Fort Wayne.

Surprisingly, this was Hunter's highest scoring game since pouring in 29 points on Dec. 14 and it came during a poor shooting night (34.6 percent). The third-year guard is a skilled three-point shooter but has recently endured a mid-season slump, as he is shooting just 27.4 percent over his last eight games. Still, the former Georgia State star is averaging 20.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists for Rio Valley.

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2012-13Georgia State31103817539943.97320036.510413477.652717.0
2013-14Georgia State33110618140844.410025339.514216188.260418.3
2014-15Georgia State35129420351439.58026230.520223087.868819.7
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2012-13Georgia State3110381284.1571.8531.7260.852
2013-14Georgia State3311061404.2571.7631.9310.939
2014-15Georgia State3512941383.91263.6752.1351.077

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Oxford, OH, USA
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Georgia State
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