SEPTEMBER 12: As Ridiculous Upside (Twitter link) reported on Monday night, Hunter’s contract with the Grizzlies is officially in the books as a two-way deal, according to RealGM’s log of NBA transactions. Memphis has now filled both its two-way openings, with Kobi Simmons occupying the other spot.
The 6’8” Hunter played in Russia last season, appearing in 26 games for Avtodor Saratov in the VTB United League and averaging 14.7 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 1.35 SPG and 1.31 BPG in 26.0 MPG.
Memphis is quite familiar with Hunter, a Texas-El Paso product who went undrafted in 2015. He was on its training camp roster last season, appearing in four games and averaging 8.8 PPG, 4.0 RPG and 1.0 BPG in 19.4 MPG. He also played for the Grizzlies’ summer-league team in Las Vegas the last two seasons. He saw action in six summer-league games this season, averaging 8.5 PPG, 5.7 RPG and 1.5 SPG in 17.7 MPG.
Hunter has also played professionally in Greece, Romania and the G League.