Our 2021-22 Atlanta Hawks player review series continues with a look at the third season of forward De’Andre Hunter.
De’Andre Hunter has had a difficult year to evaluate. It has been equal parts maddening, inconsistent, and yet ever so briefly brilliant. By most high draft pick’s third year, there are signs of either turning the corner and living up to pre-draft hype, or substantial doubts about the player’s ability to make the previously anticipated impact in the league.
Hunter is somewhere between those two archetypes: both extremely valuable to the Hawks in the skillset he brings while also not quite living up to his lofty No.