After a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on December 21st, the Boston Celtics realized they were in trouble and had a team meeting to get everyone back on track. The Celtics have been looking for some guard depth from their two-way players, with P.J. Dozier their other player designated to split time between the C's and Maine Red Claws.
Drafted by the Celtics with the No. 28 overall pick in 2015, Hunter appeared in 36 games for the Celtics in 2015-16, but was the victim of a numbers game in 2016 (the Celtics opted to gamble on James Young instead of Hunter), and has since had brief National Basketball Association runs with the Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets.
Hunter, the son of Georgia State University men's basketball head coach Ron Hunter, is an intelligent and instinctual basketball player who simply knows how to play the game.More news: French Alps rescue: Helicopter pilot's awesome mountainside manoeuvre saves stricken skier
Hunter then found his way onto the Houston Rockets for five games during the 2017-18 season, averaging 3.8 points over nine minutes per game.
But Hunter has been staying fresh in the G-League, averaging 22 points over his 22 games with the Erie BayHawks.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday that Hunter is coming to Boston on a two-way contract.More news: 'I'm over it:' Comedian Kevin Hart rules out hosting the Oscars
Nonetheless, Hunter plays well off his teammates and it lends itself to respectable efficiency, with Hunter converting at least 42.0 percent of his shots from the field in his last two seasons - he had not been able to accomplish that feat at any level from 2014-15 to 2016-17.
Though the Celtics haven't confirmed the Hunter news, the guard did in a post on Instagram. "So much more work to be done but I just want to thank the Celtics for this opportunity".More news: Djokovic thrashes Murray in Open practice match