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Othello Hunter - PF, 6'8, 225
Signed in Russia - Signed with CSKA Moscow
       Date of birth: 05/28/1986
       Country: USA/Liberia
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2008
     Out of: Ohio State
  NBA Experience: 2 years
  Hand: Right

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   2010 Summer League Rosters: Denver Nuggets

Othello Hunter

Hunter started last year with the Hawks, his second year with the team, before being waived for no valid reason. (The reason was the contract guarantee date, and the Hawks's burning desire to bring back Mario West. For no valid reason.) Upon being waived, Hunter went to Greece, where he averaged 10.6ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.1bpg for Ilysiakos. At 6'8 and 225lbs, Hunter is small for an NBA power forward, but he runs, rebounds and dunks, and is good enough to play in the NBA. And the Nuggets need (want) a big man. It's a question of whether they have enough money.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 32

- Othello Hunter

Hunter was one of eight signings made by the Atlanta Hawks for training camp, but he was the only one to win a spot. The Hawks decided to keep two open spots and Hunter in favour of any of Mike Wilks, Juan Dixon, Garret Siler, Mario West (who they later brought back anyway), Aaron Miles, Frank Robinson and Courtney Sims. Such is the current economic climate.

(By the way, for the last week or so, Courtney Sims's name has been awesomely misspelt on Latinbasket.com. They've corrected the mistake now, but for a while there, this is what it said. [Note; very NSFW.] At least they still list Antoine Walker as "Anthony Walker.")

Hunter stuck with the team until the contract guarantee date, playing all of 29 minutes in that time, recording 11 points and 12 rebounds. When waived, he went unsigned for a few weeks before joining the struggling Ilysiakos in Greece, currently last in the A1 with a 4-16 record. In two games for the team, Hunter has record 47 minutes, 17 points and 12 rebounds. One of those two losses was a 41 point defeat at the hands of Olympiakos.

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Signed in Russia


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