R.J. Hunter is back with the Celtics

Ruben Hill
January 10, 2019

The Celtics on Wednesday reportedly brought back Hunter on a two-way deal.

RJ Hunter's first stint with the Boston Celtics didn't go as well as he probably hoped, but he's getting a rare second chance with the franchise that drafted him.

"We're making shots and we're continuing to make each other better and making those plays that we weren't making at the beginning of the season of just trusting one another in specific positions in our offense", Irving explained after the game. In 22 games this season, the 25-year-old averaged 22 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists.

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.

Hunter came into the league with the reputation as a knockdown 3-point shooter in college.

Don't expect Hunter to see much time on the Celtics this year.

Speaking to the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn, Hunter discussed his return to the Celtics after spending his last three seasons bouncing around the National Basketball Association G-League.

An obvious G-League standout at this point of his career, Hunter returns to the Celtics organization averaging 22 points and shooting 42.6 percent from the field in 22 games for the Erie BayHawks this season.

With P.J. Dozier still on the roster, the C's are now at their max of two two-way contracts.

If nothing else, this contract provides another opportunity for the Celtics to develop Hunter into a serviceable player.

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