Hunter played in 23 games during his second season in the NBA. The 23-year-old averaged 15.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.5 steals in 29.5 minutes per game. The Virginia product shot 48.4 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from three and 85.9 percent from the free-throw line. The 2019 No. 4 overall pick scored 20-plus points seven times, including a season-high 33 against the Bucks on Jan. 24. During the contest, he went 13-for-21 from the field, 2-for-5 from three and 5-for-6 from the free-throw line. The 6-foot-8 forward grabbed five-plus rebounds 13 times, including a season-high 11 against the Grizzlies on Dec. 26. He also distributed multiple assists 11 times, including a season-high five against the Hornets on Jan. 6. Defensively, the ex-Cavalier recorded at least one steal 14 times and multiple steals three times, including a season-high four against the Timberwolves on Jan. 22. He also blocked at least one shot in 12 games and multiple shots in three games. Per 36 minutes, Hunter averaged 18.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 blocks.2019
A rookie out of Virginia, Hunter immediately stepped into the starting lineup for the Hawks to begin the season. Hunter played 25 minutes on opening night in Detroit, finishing with 14 points, two rebounds and a pair of made threes in a Hawks victory. In a game against the Bucks on Nov. 20, Hunter topped 20 points for the first time in his career, notching 27 points on 8-of-12 shooting, to go with 11 rebounds and two assists. A few weeks later, he established a career-best with 28 points (11-17 FG) in a 135-121 loss to the Heat. A regular starter when healthy, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2019 draft entered the All-Star break with averages of 12.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.8 steals in 31.6 minutes per game (53 games). Coming out of the break, Hunter averaged 13.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 10 games before the season was suspended on Mar. 11. Against the 76ers on Feb. 24, Hunter posted 22 points, seven rebounds and two assists. He registered an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double against Brooklyn on Feb. 28 and posted another double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) against Charlotte on Mar. 9.