R.J. Hunter To Play In Turkey

R.J. Hunter, a former first-round pick who finished last season with the Celtics, has reached an agreement with Turk Telekom Ankara of the Turkish BSL and Basketball Champions League, relays Nicola Lupo of Sportando.

Hunter got into just one NBA game after signing a two-way contract with Boston in January, but posted an 18.4/5.2/4.0 line in 44 G League games. He became an unrestricted free agent last month when the Celtics decided not to extend a qualifying offer.

Boston took Hunter with the 28th pick in the 2015 draft, but he was never able to make an impact. He played 36 games as a rookie before being waived after one season, then had brief stays with the Bulls and Rockets. He’s got a career average of 3.0 points per night in 45 games.

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  1. Jeff Zanghi

    Hes not a bad player… he’s never gotten a chance in the NBA but has been decent in the G-League and I could very easily see him spending a little time overseas then re-emerging as a decent rotation player in a year or two in the NBA. One thing he will need to improve on is his 3-pt shooting. He’s never really been consistent enough from beyond the arc to stick in the NBA. But if he can develop a more consistent outside shot he could become a solid scoring option off someone’s bench. Kind of comically the 1 game he did play for the Celtics last year – he actually scored 17pts and shot 4/10 from deep. At the very least it shows some ability to score in the NBA and who knows maybe he’ll be back soon. Wish him the best of luck.

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