It frustrates me so greatly that the organization considers this guy a core piece of their future. He has played three seasons in the NBA and still is yet to show me the glimmer and shine the Boston front office seems to see. What is so great about this guy? He's averaged about 9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in his first three seasons. Does that realistically sound like a core piece to any team's championship puzzle? Not only does he get injured frequently, he seems to get injured at the most incredibly inconvenient times. The guy has only played 8 postseason games in his career, averaging 3 points and 1 rebound a game. This guy is not even close to a player I would even consider keeping within the core of a team when rebuilding.
Honestly, he just isn't that great. I've had just about enough of his slow jump shot release, unnecessary pump fakes, terrible decision making, and most importantly his injuries. In this point in time, I am by no means on the Kelly O train. It pains me to think about the 2016 season and seeing more of him doing the same old crap. He is the leader of "the garbage" on this team and simply needs to be taken out to the dumpster.
He really is just a skinny, string bean-like, weirdly shaped human. He cannot play a lick of defense. He sucks at dribbling, passing, rebounding, and now shooting. How can a guy that is terrible at all things needed to play basketball continue to make a team, and continue to play. Hunter has had some good games, but he is supposed to be this knock-down shooter. He really hasn't been that guy at all. For that reason alone, he is considered garbage in my mind. Stop giving this guy minutes, stop believing in him, and just trash him already.
Hunter's playing time is not a large chunk of the bench minutes, but the C's could be playing others in his place. That is what I hope to see this season. Hey, basketball may just not be his true calling, maybe he can be an electric water boy...
The last name on the list is Tyler Zeller. I shouldn't even have to explain myself on this one, so I will keep it brief. He is soft, timid, scared, and did I mention soft? He is the opposite of what the Celtics need out of a 7-footer. I hope to see his minutes limited this season due to their acquisitions.