Although he’s going to be coming off the bench for a bit, former Duke star Cam Reddish has emerged as a real force for the Atlanta Hawks.
In his last five games, Reddish has averaged 14.8 ppg and 6.0 boards. He’s been shooting a 46 overall, 41 percent from deep and 77 percent from the line in those games.
Toss in his versatility and his killer end-of-game mentality, and you have a guy Atlanta can stack in with their young core for a team that can potentially become great: aside from Reddish, the Hawks have Trae Young, De’Andre Hunter, John Collins, Kevin Huerter to build around. Even former Blue Devil Jabari Parker, who is on his fourth team because of his knee issues, is only 24.
It is a bit startling to get to the end of the age-sorted roster and see Vince Carter, now 43, and Dean Smith’s last player still in the NBA.
Smith retired in 1997.