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Hawks, Hunter continuing contract negotiations ahead of extension deadline

The Atlanta Hawks held their annual ‘Media Day’ on Friday. GM Landry Fields, Head Coach Nate McMillan and the players spoke to media ahead of another NBA season. Fields kicked off the festivities on Friday morning, touching on an array of topics. One topic that continues to be pertinent is the potential upcoming free agency of forward De’Andre Hunter, who is entering the final season of his four-year rookie contract.

Fields said the Hawks and Hunter are still talking and working on a new deal, hoping to get something done ahead of the Oct. 17 contract extension deadline.