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Cam Reddish’s Future Is Looking Bright

He missed a big chunk of the season, but his late return augurs well for the Atlanta Hawks

Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JULY 03: Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives to the basket against Cam Reddish #22 of the Atlanta Hawks during the first half in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals at State Farm Arena on July 03, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

Why?

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.