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De'Andre Hunter to under go Wrist Surgery - out 2 months.

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Who should take over Hunter's starting spot in his absence?

Poll ended at Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:26 am

Kevin Huerter
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Cam Reddish
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Solomon Hill
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Jalen Johnson
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TLC
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20%
 
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De'Andre Hunter to under go Wrist Surgery - out 2 months. 

Post#1 » by jayu70 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:25 am

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Post#2 » by Jamaaliver » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:43 am

D Hunter is no longer an untouchable player in my book.

As valuable as he is, dude is constantly battling injuries and missing months at a time. :brokenheart:
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Post#4 » by CP War Hawks » Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:10 am

Explains alot of his struggles lately. Just looking at silver lining, it gives more time for the knee to heal. Cam minutes will go way up, needs to find the consistency.
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Post#5 » by jayu70 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:21 am

CP War Hawks wrote:Explains alot of his struggles lately. Just looking at silver lining, it gives more time for the knee to heal. Cam minutes will go way up, needs to find the consistency.

If Cam can't take advantage of this.....
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Post#7 » by Jamaaliver » Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:54 am

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Post#8 » by CP War Hawks » Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:11 am

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CP War Hawks wrote:Explains alot of his struggles lately. Just looking at silver lining, it gives more time for the knee to heal. Cam minutes will go way up, needs to find the consistency.

If Cam can't take advantage of this.....


This is his do or die season. The other side is Solo gets more minutes :banghead: :nonono: :banghead: JJ needs to get some rotation burn here. Perfect time with the schedule easing up some.
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Post#9 » by Jamaaliver » Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:47 pm

I will say, D Hunter's frequent injury history likely drives down the cost for his contract extension next summer. He becomes more affordable and will likely favor guaranteed years/dollars over gambling and waiting til RFA like John Collins.

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Post#10 » by Spud2nique » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:52 pm

Jamaaliver wrote:D Hunter is no longer an untouchable player in my book.

As valuable as he is, dude is constantly battling injuries and missing months at a time. :brokenheart:


Ugh. I mean the injury. Love the dude when he plays but this is his 3rd somewhat significant injury in his 3rd year?

I love what he brings when he brings it but to me,
Availability still has to be the best ability.

I’m not looking to deal Hunter but let’s just say I’m open to listen more than I was 24 hours ago.
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Post#11 » by ChuckChilly » Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:42 pm

His jumper was looking shaky this season already. This year is basically a wash for him already.
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Post#12 » by Jamaaliver » Tue Nov 23, 2021 3:10 pm

Chris Kirchner wrote:...the team looks better with Huerter in the starting rotation over Hunter because of his passing ability and shotmaking from the perimeter. Even when Hunter comes back, the Hawks should strongly consider bringing Hunter off the bench until he proves he’s worthy of being in the starting rotation. The player we mostly saw this season before his wrist injury didn’t look like someone who needed to be written into the starting lineup with a Sharpie.


John Hollinger wrote:I think the Hawks will have a tailor-made excuse to bring Hunter off the bench when he comes back (“we’re just working him in, he’s on a minutes restriction,” etc.) and they can just kind of keep rolling with it until Hunter shows signs of being last year’s Hunter. But again, I think it opens up the bigger picture question of what the Hawks can do at the 3. Rolling with Huerter-Bogdanovic on the wing is workable — they beat Philly with it — but it still hardly seems optimal, especially defensively.


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Post#16 » by tbhawksfan1 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:58 pm

Man, some of yous guys wanting to give up on our young guys so quickly. Injuries happen. Let him heal up and come back ready to get in shape for the end of the season and the playoffs.

In the meantime Heurter and Cam are doing just fine

Can't wait to get OO back too. Interesting to see how well the second unit plays when the run with Capela. OO can play that role

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