De'Andre Hunter
De'Andre Hunter
22-Year-Old ForwardF
Atlanta Hawks  NBA  
Atlanta Hawks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Hunter, selected by the Hawks with the fourth overall pick in the 2019 Draft, is arguably the most versatile defensive player in the rookie class, and he helped lead Virginia to a National Championship as a sophomore last season. He projects as a three-and-D forward who can be relied upon as a spot-up shooter and defend multiple positions, notably shooting 46-for-105 (43.8 percent) from three and averaging a combined 1.2 steals/blocks in 2018-19. Hunter figures to slot in as Atlanta's starting small forward, completing a young presumed lineup of Trae Young, Kevin Hurter, John Collins and Alex Len. Hunter doesn't have huge upside as a fantasy asset considering he was a low-usage player in college (10.4 FGA and 2.0 APG), but he has the potential to provide value in the three-pointers, rebounding and defensive categories. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $14.49 million contract with the Hawks in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

De'Andre Hunter is the son of Priscilla Hunter. He was born in 1997 in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Hunter has one brother and two sisters. The defensive stalwart attended Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. As a junior, he averaged 21.6 points, 11.0 boards and 5.0 dimes per contest, which led to Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year honors. During his senior season, his numbers improved to 23.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 blocks per game. That production led to Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year and First-Team All-State AA honors. Off the court, Hunter has volunteered for the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and Aids Fund. Fans can follow Hunter on Twitter and Instagram via @drehunter.

College/International Summary

As a freshman in 2017-18, Hunter was arguably Virginia's best player, but missed the NCAA Tournament with a wrist injury. The Cavaliers became the first one-seed to lose in the NCAA Tournament to UMBC. Coach Tony Bennett's team came back in Hunter's sophomore season with a steely resolve and the 6-8 forward helped the squad to the National Championship. He was second on the team with 15.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. The forward converted 52.0 percent of his field goals and 43.8 percent from beyond the arc. He provided 20 points or more in 10 games, but saved his best game for last. In the national championship game against Texas Tech, Hunter led the Cavaliers with a season-high 27 points and played staunch defense against Red Raider guard Jarrett Culver. He added nine rebounds and hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds remaining in regulation. Hunter led the mass exodus from the National Champions by declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft after two seasons in Charlottesville. He was chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers with the fourth overall pick but was dealed to both the New Orleans Pelicans and the Atlanta Hawks before the start of the 2019-20 NBA season.

Drops third double-double
FAtlanta Hawks
March 9, 2020
Hunter finished with 13 points (3-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-5 FG), 11 boards, and two assists in 37 minutes during Monday's 143-138 double-overtime win over the Hornets.
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The knee bruise that originally had him questionable ahead of the contest turned out not to be an issue. This marks the rookie's third career double-double. His scoring has dipped this month after a surge in February, but with his spot in the rotation secure, Hunter will continue to get plenty of opportunities as he grows his game.
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A rookie out of Virginia, Hunter immediately stepped into the starting lineup for the Hawks to begin the season. Hunter played 25 minutes on opening night in Detroit, finishing with 14 points, two rebounds and a pair of made threes in a Hawks victory. In a game against the Bucks on Nov. 20, Hunter topped 20 points for the first time in his career, notching 27 points on 8-of-12 shooting, to go with 11 rebounds and two assists. A few weeks later, he established a career-best with 28 points (11-17 FG) in a 135-121 loss to the Heat. A regular starter when healthy, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 draft entered the All-Star break with averages of 12.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals in 31.6 minutes per game (53 games). Coming out of the break, Hunter averaged 13.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 10 games before the season was suspended on Mar. 11. Against the 76ers on Feb. 24, Hunter posted 22 points, seven rebounds and two assists. He registered an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double against Brooklyn on Feb. 28 and posted another double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) against Charlotte on Mar. 9.

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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 6, 2019
    As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Los Angeles Lakers with Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram, cash, a 2021 1st round draft pick, a 2023 1st round draft pick and a 2024 1st round draft pick to the New Orleans Pelicans; the Los Angeles Lakers traded Isaac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones, Moritz Wagner and a 2022 2nd round draft pick to the Washington Wizards; the New Orleans Pelicans traded Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers; and the Washington Wizards traded cash to the New Orleans Pelicans. (9-30 protected, unprotected in 2022) (2023 first-round pick is right to swap with LAL.) (NOP have the option to defer 2024 first-round pick to 2025.)
  • July 7, 2019
    Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Atlanta Hawks
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Removed from report
FAtlanta Hawks
March 9, 2020
Hunter (knee) is no longer on the injury report ahead of Monday's game against Charlotte.
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Questionable Monday
FAtlanta Hawks
Knee
March 8, 2020
Hunter is considered questionable for Monday's game against Charlotte due to a bruised left knee, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
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Double-double in big win
FAtlanta Hawks
February 29, 2020
Hunter scored 18 points (6-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 10 rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes during Friday's 141-118 rout of the Nets.
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Off injury report
FAtlanta Hawks
February 26, 2020
Hunter (ankle) is off the injury report ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Magic.
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Probable Wednesday
FAtlanta Hawks
Ankle
February 25, 2020
Hunter is probable for Wednesday's contest against Orlando due to a right ankle sprain, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
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