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Emiliano Carchia: Galatasaray is finalizing a contract with former NBA guard with RJ Hunter, a source tells @Emiliano Carchia. Hunter, selected by Celtics with 28th pick in 2015 NBA Draft, averaged 13.8ppg in BCL with Turk Telekom Ankara

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“It’s always good to come back (to Atlanta),” RJ Hunter said. “Even during a season that I’ve been in the United States and I get to come back home, it’s always good. I’m going to live here for a long time so, I call it home.” Hunter, a two-time Sun Belt Player of the Year at Georgia State, returned to Atlanta last month and signed with the College Park Skyhawks, the G League affiliate of the Hawks, on Feb. 7.
“The NBA is always the goal. At this point, I’m just trying to maximize my talent,” Hunter said. “There’s elite players worldwide that are living great lives, making great money and making a great name for themselves. As much as the NBA has grown, the global game is also crazy. There’s a lot of really really good players overseas. Wherever (basketball) takes me it takes me. I’ve been in the playoffs in the NBA, I’ve started NBA games, I’ve had really good games in the NBA. I have an idea of what that is and if that doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out. But there’s a lot of other opportunities out there.”
In other Red Claws news, former Celtics two-way player R.J. Hunter agreed to a one-year deal with Turk Telekom on Friday. The 25-year-old, a first-round pick by the Celtics in 2015, scored 17 points in his lone appearance with the Celtics last season and after several years in the G League. He still has an eye toward returning to the NBA after a year in the EuroCup.
Mark Murphy: Agent Mark Bartelstein on R.J. Hunter's return to the Celtics: "R.J. wants to show the people of Boston they made the right decision when the Celtics drafted him. He turned down all kinds of offers from overseas to make his way back to the NBA. I have so much respect for him."
Jared Weiss: Former Celtics first-rounder RJ Hunter signed a camp deal with the Hawks today, hoping to snag a two-way deal.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets announced the two-way deal with R.J. Hunter who said as much as he might have improved since Boston, the system the Rockets/Vipers play suits him. "The system has been great. It allows me to play free. That's so helpful."
Jason Quick: Blazers will sign guard RJ Hunter to Summer League contract. He will run point. He was a first round pick by Boston in 2015.
Chris Mannix: Former Celtics first round pick R.J. Hunter has been acquired by the D-League's Long Island Nets, per team.
The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has requested waivers on guard R.J. Hunter. During his time with the Bulls, Hunter (6-5, 185) appeared in three games and grabbed one rebound in nine total minutes.
The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team signed guard R.J. Hunter. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced.
Adam Himmelsbach: R.J. Hunter now scheduled to have a physical with the Bulls tomorrow, source says. Wild that the Celtics play the Bulls tomorrow.
Jeff Goodman: Boston Celtics have waived RJ Hunter, source told ESPN.
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