Analysis: Celtics sign R.J. Hunter to two-way contract

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The Celtics are bringing back aboard R.J. Hunter as a team source confirmed to BostonSportsJournal.com that the shooting guard will fill the second two-way contract slot on the team roster.

Hunter played two seasons after being drafted No. 25 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. While his fellow 2015 first round pick Terry Rozier has flourished in green over the last three seasons, Hunter was cut before training camp in the fall of 2016 due to a numbers crunch that resulted in the team keeping James Young over him with their final roster spot.

Hunter has bounced around the league over the past two seasons, spending time with the Bulls and Rockets before being waived by the Hawks in training camp this fall. Over three NBA seasons, he has averaged 2.6 ppg and is shooting 36 percent from the field and 28 percent from 3-point range. He played 22 games in the G-League this year for the Erie Bay Hawks, averaging 22 points per game while attempting nearly 10 3-pointers per game.

A pair of his former teammates in Al Horford and Rozier already welcomed back Hunter to the fold in the comments of his Instagram post.

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