NBA Executives See De’Andre Hunter As Most Likely Escape



For anyone who has watched the Atlanta Hawks play basketball over the past two seasons, they know De’Andre Hunter is a player who is going to have a huge future in the NBA. He was the team’s most underrated player last season and some say the Hawks’ second best player before his injury.

In fact, at the start of the season, he was playing so well that he could have been considered the third cornerstone of the franchise behind Trae Young and John Collins. Then the dreaded Hawks injury curse took Hunter out of the roster for most of the season.

While the news does not look very good for now this preseason where Hunter is still experiencing muscle aches. Hopefully, it’s just the lingering effects of the surgery and not the same issue that resurfaces.

The Atlanta Hawks have a number of contenders for the breakout seasons, including De’Andre Hunter.

The player most likely to have an outstanding season in the NBA is Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies who received 17% of the vote. Hunter only received one vote from the league’s general managers as being most likely to have a breakout season.

The point is, the Hawks have a number of candidates who could have a breakout season. Cam Reddish is another Hawks third year player coming back from injury with the potential to be anything. Just look at his playoff debut last season.

Kevin Huerter has just started his fourth season and given how he played last season he could be ready for a breakout season. He gave the team what they needed every night he played and now that he’s been under Nate McMillan for half a season he could thrive in anything.

That’s part of the reason the Hawks are so exciting to watch. They have the best core of youngsters in the NBA and they are improving. Chances are, if Hunter can have a breakout season, the Hawks could make it all the way to the Championship this season.