R.J. Hunter signs 2-way contract with Celtics

  • R.J. Hunter signs 2-way contract with Celtics

R.J. Hunter signs 2-way contract with Celtics

It's been 26 months and a bunch of different organizations - both National Basketball Association and G-League, shout out to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers - since sharpshooter RJ Hunter last donned a Celtics jersey.

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.

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. He only played in 36 games during his rookie season, averaging 2.7 points and 1.0 rebound. Unfortunately, Hunter only played a combined eight National Basketball Association games in the past two seasons.

But Hunter has been staying fresh in the G-League, averaging 22 points over his 22 games with the Erie BayHawks.

Unfortunately, while Hunter has still shown a knack for creating turnovers, the cold shooting from his final season at Georgia State has yet to leave him, as the 25-year-old only knocked down 30.2 percent of his three-point attempts as a rookie and has only made at least 35.0 percent of his three-point attempts in one of his last three seasons in the National Basketball Association G-League. He also shot 42.6 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the arc.

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

With P.J. Dozier still on the roster, the C's are now at their max of two two-way contracts. He's still young and could develop into a rotation player for the Celtics down the line, or at least valuable depth thanks to his intelligence, instincts and two-way play.