While we were following the Duke Brotherhood in the playoffs, we kept waiting for Cam Reddish to get back on the court after his mid-season Achilles injury, and were thrilled for him, and the Hawks, when he did, because he played well.
We didn’t really realize just how well though.
At a certain point in the season, there were trade rumors attached to Reddish, but after his late return, we’re pretty sure that’s over with.
Because of this.
Turns out his four-game run was on a par with some really great performers. According to SoaringDownSouth.com, “Reddish averaged 12.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. That includes 21 points on 58 percent shooting and was 6-of-7 from deep in Game 6 versus the Bucks.“
Apparently only 20 other guys have done that.
With the great run the Hawks went on and a young core of Reddish, Trae Young, John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Clint Capela, Kevin Huerter and De’Andre Hunter, the Hawks may be set for a long, dominant run. They’ll be picking at #20, assuming no trades, and while that’s normally not a great spot, it’s a deep draft and someone might slip. They could come away with a really useful rotation player. It’s going to be fun to see where things go for Reddish and the Hawks from here.