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  1. After the Hornets shipped off Lance Stephenson to the Clippers Monday night for Spencer Hawes & Matt Barnes, it became very apparent that the Hornets will go after a shooting guard in this years draft. With only Gerald Henderson, who opted into the third year of his contract today and struggling rookie guard PJ Hairston on the roster, help is needed. This years draft is very weak at shooting guard and more value can be had later in the draft. RJ Hunter is a prospect who is expected to be on the board anywhere from 15-25 and offers more star potential than Kentucky product Devin Booker. To make this happen the Hornets would need to find a trade partner. Boston is currently looking for a partner to move up to draft a player like Willie Cauley-Stein, Mario Hezonja, Devin Booker or Stanley Johnson. The Celtics could potentially package the 16th and 28th for the 9th pick or the 16th pick and a veteran. What would the Hornets get in RJ Hunter? My first impression of Georgia State standout RJ Hunter from a statistical standpoint was a volume shooter with inadequate strength and an atrocious shooting percentage who took advantage of a weak Sun Belt conference. Shooting 39% from the field and 30% from deep is initially a worrisome statistic. After reviewing a decent portion of his games this season it because very apparent that I was wrong about Hunter. His drop-off in accuracy was due to being guarded by multiple defenders at almost all times forcing him to take countless contested shots. Much like Devin Booker, Hunter also provides floor spacing, three-point shooting and the ability to create his own shot. What I like most about him is his quick release will make it extremely difficult for NBA defenders to affect his shot. Hunter's height and near 6'11 wingspan, unlimited range and ability to make highly contested shots make it very apparent why the Hornets have an interest in this prospect. Hunter has one of the highest basketball IQ's in the draft thanks to being the son of a coach and godson of Ron Harper, who won five NBA titles. Also worth noting that adding a late round selecting could land the Hornets a number of interesting prospects such as Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Justin Anderson, Jonathan Holmes or Anthony Brown. Whoever the Hornets decide to draft next Thursday needs to be an accurate three point threat with the ability to create their own shot.