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Cam Reddish Trade Rumors Still Swirling

But the Hawks are not in a hurry to let him go

Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks - Game Six
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JULY 03: Cam Reddish #22 of the Atlanta Hawks celebrates a three point basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals at State Farm Arena on July 03, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia 
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We talked about this recently but it still seems to be an active topic. This link from gets into it in a bit more detail, with a focus on it being Reddish’s third year in the league.

That’s because a lot of people think that the third year tends to be the breakthrough year for young players, assuming they have one. Reddish has been inconsistent offensively, as the writer points out. here, but he’s a 6-9 guy who can play at least three positions, conceivably four against some teams.

The most interesting thing about Reddish, though, at least to us, isn’t discussed here at all and that’s that while at the beginnings of some games he might seem passive or maybe not that assertive, at the end of a tight game, and most importantly at the end of an important tight game, he becomes increasingly ruthless.

We saw this at Duke on several occasions but the two that stand at were at Louisville and Florida State.

Louisville was the big comeback game and as you may remember, when Duke was surging back late, RJ Barrett made an audacious no-look between his legs pass back to Reddish, who nailed a long three.

And at Florida State, with the clock nearly expired, he hit another outside jumper to knock off the ‘Noles at home.

To us, that’s his most intriguing quality and it’s something that can’t be taught, transferred or picked up.

We saw it again this year when he came back in the playoffs and was superb against the Milwaukee Bucks in the final game of that series, hitting 85.7 percent from deep.

That quality alone would give us pause on letting him go.