Hawks will be without De'Andre Hunter for at least 2 weeks because of right knee inflammation

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) and forward De'Andre Hunter (12) talk with coach Quin Snyder during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, in Houston. (Michael Wyke/AP Photo)

The Atlanta Hawks will be without starting small forward De’Andre Hunter for at least two weeks as he deals with inflammation in his right knee, the team said Monday.

Hunter, who has missed the last two games, will have a nonsurgical procedure on Tuesday. The team said Hunter, who on Saturday had an MRI that showed the inflammation, will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks.

Hunter is fourth on the team with his average of 14.9 points per game. He averages 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists and is one of the team’s top defensive players.

The injury update means Hunter will miss at least six more games and is unlikely to return before a Jan. 10 home game against Philadelphia.

The Hawks, who play at Chicago on Tuesday, have lost two straight games to fall to 12-17.