September 11, 2019, 2:04 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre Hunter should be the starting small forward for the Hawks, according to Chris Kirschner.
Hunter was taken fourth overall in the 2019 NBA Draft and is known for his defensive ability. However, he is not likely to contribute much offensively at the outset. Still, he is the most likely Hawks rookie to receive solid playing time.
Source: Chris Kirschner of The Athletic
July 11, 2019, 6:40 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre Hunter (sore knee) has been ruled out of Thursday's Summer League game.
Hunter also sat out on Tuesday but there's nothing to suggest that this is a serious issue. The Hawks have already said that Hunter will play a lot this season, and the potential is there for him to start at small forward. Atlanta's rotation could be messy but it's worth keeping an eye on to see who carves out the most playing time.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 10:13 amDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
Hawks GM Travis Schlenk said that rookies De'Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish are going to "play a lot" for the Hawks next season.
Schlenk emphasized on how the coaching staff will sit down and figure out what the rotation is going to look like, but him and head coach Lloyd Piierce understand that the team needs to get their rookies minutes. The Hawks were really high on Hunter and if he is able to play around 30 minutes he might worth a gamble in the later rounds.
July 9, 2019, 5:39 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre Hunter (sore knee) is out for the Hawks' Summer League game against Pacers on Tuesday.
This seems like a routine maintenance day, as has been the case for many players this Summer League season, for the fourth overall pick. Hunter will get another chance to suit up for the Hawks on Thursday.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 7:59 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
De'Andre Hunter made his Summer League debut on Sunday but shot just 2-of-8 for six points in 20 minutes of action.
Hunter added three rebounds, a block, a 3-pointer and four turnovers. You can forgive the rust since he was only officially made a member of the Hawks this morning, meaning he hasn't had much time to practice with his new organization. Hunter profiles as a 3-and-D pillar for the Hawks in the years to come, though we're not as sure about his fantasy value in year one.
July 7, 2019, 11:24 amDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
Having now been acquired by the Hawks, De'Andre Hunter and Bruno Fernando are expected to be available for their Summer League matchup against the Timberwolves.
Hunter will now get the opportunity to flash the NBA-ready game he was touted with having after his impressive run at Virginia. The defensive-minded forward figures to get the first crack at the starting SF spot for a Hawks team looking to make improvements on that end of the ball. It does, however, remain to be seen if he will be able to get enough playing time to hold fantasy value, as DeAndre' Bembry and Cam Reddish figure to also see a lot of time at that spot. Fernando could end up finding his way into the rotation, but it would likely take an injury for him to play enough to be a fantasy contributor this season.
Source: Jason Walker on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 8:00 pmDe'Andre HunterSF, Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks selected Virginia SF De'Andre Hunter with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
Hunter profiles as an athletic two-way player with an NBA-ready jump shot and elite defensive potential. The Hawks traded the eighth, 17th and 35th picks in the draft to the Pelicans to move up and select Hunter which indicates this was their man all the way. Hunter, who will head to Atlanta once the Anthony Davis trade becomes official, will fit nicely into the Hawks young core as a talented 3-and-D perimeter player, likely usurping the role of the recently-traded Taurean Prince.
June 20, 2019, 6:17 pmDeAndre HunterG/F, Atlanta Hawks
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN has reported that the Hawks will use the No. 4 pick to select Virginia standout DeAndre Hunter.
Travis Schlenk made a trade last year on draft night to get the guy he was targeting, Trae Young. It looks like a similar move was made this year as the Hawks will be selecting their guy, DeAndre Hunter. The Hawks have plenty of offense so it looks like they wanted to add a defensive wing to their young core.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter