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The Houston Rockets will add guard R.J. Hunter to their roster Sunday, according to a report.
The move was tweeted by Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) January 13, 2018
Hunter, who had been playing with Houston’s G League affiliate in Rio Grande Valley where he was averaging 19.0 points on 43.2 percent shooting in 29.8 minutes a game, was a first-round pick (the 28th overall selection) of by the Boston Celtics in the 2015 draft.
The 6-foot-5, 185-pound guard played 36 games with the Celtics in the 2015-16 season and three with the Chicago Bulls in 2016-17, but has spent most of his professional career in the G League.
Houston (30-11) has a two-way spot on its roster open after terminating its deal with Demetrius Jackson last week.
Johnson will have 22 days of NBA eligibility remaining when the signing becomes official Sunday, the final day two-way contracts can be complete, before the Rockets must decide on whether or not to convert his deal to a standard NBA contract or to leave him in the G League.
He has career averages of 2.5 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.3 assists in his brief 39-game NBA tenure.
Johnson was a two-time Sunbelt Conference Player of the Year for Georgia State, where he was an 18.4 points-per-game scorer in three seasons, starring for his father, Ron Hunter.