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Steven Hunter
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Memphis Grizzlies  – No. 45
Forward/Center
Born October 31, 1981 (1981-10-31) (age 28)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Salary $3,696,000
High school Proviso East
College DePaul
Draft 15th overall, 2001
Orlando Magic
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Orlando Magic (2001-04)
Phoenix Suns (2004-05)
Philadelphia 76ers (2005-07)
Denver Nuggets (2007-09)

Steven D. Hunter (born October 31, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player currently with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. He is listed as a center-forward.

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High School and College career

Hunter played basketball at Proviso East High School, which has a rich history in Illinois high school basketball, producing such NBA players as Sherell Ford, Michael Finley, Jim Brewer, Doc Rivers, Dee Brown, and Shannon Brown. Hunter than played two years at DePaul University in Chicago, before declaring himself eligible for the 2001 NBA Draft.

Professional career

He has played for the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and the Philadelphia 76ers.

In the 2005 offseason, he signed with the 76ers as a free agent. They traded him to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets on February 1, 2006 in exchange for two second-round draft picks in 2006 and 2007. On February 10, Philadelphia president Billy King announced that the Hornets rescinded the deal.

On September 10, 2007, Hunter was traded with Bobby Jones by the 76ers to the Denver Nuggets for Reggie Evans and the draft rights to Ricky Sanchez.[1]

On August 7, 2009, the Nuggets traded Hunter and a lottery protected 2010 first-round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for a future second-round pick.[2]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Orlando 53 21 9.7 .456 .000 .585 1.8 .1 .1 .8 3.6
2002–03 Orlando 33 5 13.5 .544 .000 .409 2.8 .2 .3 1.1 3.9
2003–04 Orlando 59 23 13.4 .529 .000 .333 2.9 .2 .1 1.2 3.2
2004–05 Phoenix 76 3 13.8 .614 .000 .479 3.0 .2 .1 1.3 4.6
2005–06 Philadelphia 69 35 19.0 .601 .000 .514 3.9 .2 .2 1.1 6.1
2006–07 Philadelphia 70 41 22.9 .577 .000 .490 4.8 .4 .2 1.1 6.4
2007–08 Denver 19 2 6.3 .536 .000 .450 1.5 .0 .0 .3 2.1
Career 379 130 15.4 .565 .000 .483 3.2 .2 .1 1.0 4.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Orlando 7 0 5.7 .300 .000 .000 .4 .1 .0 .4 .9
2004–05 Phoenix 15 0 14.2 .558 .000 .600 2.5 .2 .1 1.2 4.0
2007–08 Denver 2 0 2.5 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 24 0 10.8 .500 .000 .522 1.8 .2 .0 .9 2.8

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