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Why The Hawks Wanted Cam Reddish

A logical explanation

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NBA: Summer League-Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards
Jul 11, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish is pictured during an NBA Summer League game against the Washington Wizards at Thomas & Mack Center. 
Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Cam Reddish took a lot of criticism at Duke for not scoring as well as people thought he should but Atlanta disregarded that and took him at #10 anyway. And now we have some idea what they were thinking. Head coach Lloyd Pierce:

“What we’re intrigued by with Cam is his his skill set and his ability to play at this level. His size, his length...his passing and his shooting. Some of that is hard at the collegiate level. If you’re a guy that attacks and there’s four guys sitting in the aren’t going to attack very well...they have to leave the paint at the NBA level. The lane opens up, fours and fives at our level can shoot. We’re intrigued by when we give him proper spacing, he has the ability to beat his guy off the play in the pick-and-roll, and now he’s got spacing. Those numbers will change.”

Makes sense to us.

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