- Hunter's versatility as a two-way player makes him a top prospect
- Hunter is a safe pick due to winning pedigree, versatility
News: 2 days agoHunter (knee) will be a limited participant to open training camp but is expected to be fully cleared for the start of the regular season, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Spin: Hunter battled a knee injury throughout the 2020-21 campaign and eventually underwent meniscus surgery in June, but the Hawks will exercise caution and bring him along slowly early in camp. Altanta will open exhibition play Oct. 4 in Miami, while the regular season is scheduled to start Oct. 21 versus Dallas.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Hunter is one of the most promising of the young wings on the team, an excellent defensive player that is developing a strong offensive game as well. He averaged 15.0 PPG while making 58.2 percent of his 2-point shots, many in the paint due to his size and athleticism. He's also developing a 3-point shot, making 1.3 3PG last season. Hunter's second NBA season was wrecked by injuries, limiting him to only 23 games, but the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 draft enters this season with the upside to take a firm hold on one of the two starting wing slots for the Hawks.