F - ATL
Reflecting on his rookie season in Atlanta, Hawks rookie G/F Cam Reddish told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “I definitely want to be known as one of the best two-way players [in the NBA].”
These words come just over a month after Reddish received praise from Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk who said, “he’s got a really bright future [in Atlanta].” Reddish has already obtained an identity as a great defender in the NBA, a trait that normally takes many years for young players to develop. He admittedly struggled on offense in the early part of the season, which helped him focus on the defensive side of the ball. “I think that’s why it was so tough at the beginning of the season, just trying to get my rhythm and my flow and stuff like that,” Reddish said. “It was a pain in the butt for a little bit, but I think everything happens for a reason, so I thank God for it. I think it made me a better defender, a better athlete. So it worked out for me.” Reddish started in 34 of the 58 games he played in 2019, averaging 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 26.7 minutes per game. He shot a lackluster 38.4% from the field this season, but his shot improved in February, when he shot 44.1% from the field. The offense will come for Reddish, but he prides himself on his defensive prowess. At this rate, he’ll become a fantastic player for the Hawks and a tremendous 9-cat fantasy asset moving forward in his career.
According to Hawks GM Travis Schlenk, Cam Reddish has got a "really bright future" in Atlanta.
A lottery pick out of Duke just a year ago, Reddish has shown a great deal of potential in his first year with the Hawks. He's become part of the team's young "Core Five" along with Trae Young, DeAndre Hunter, Kevin Huerter, and John Collins. Specifically as it relates to Reddish's bright future, Schlenk spoke in particular about his defense, stating "what he allows us to do defensively, just with his length and athleticism and anticipation is going to be really important to us in the future. He's got a chance to be one of the best defensive players in the league." Reddish started in 34 of the 58 games he played in 2019, averaging 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 26.7 minutes per game. He only shot 38.4% from the field, so he'll have to work on his efficiency as he progresses in his career, but to have the incredible support and praise from your GM can only help boost a players confidence moving forward. Look for Reddish to solidify his role in the Hawks' starting lineup moving forward and hopefully the production will follow suit.
Cam Reddish scored nine points (3-5 FG, 2-2 FG, 1-1 3PT) in 12 minutes off the bench prior to leaving Saturday night’s home loss to the Grizzlies.
Reddish also added two rebounds, one steal, and one assist prior to exiting the game with leg cramps. Treveon Graham and Vince Carter should pick up more minutes off the bench if Reddish were to miss time or be limited, but neither will see enough action to be a factor in fantasy. Reddish will have the opportunity to suit up in Monday night’s home contest against the Charlotte Hornets.
Cam Reddish (back) is listed as probable for Saturday’s game against the Grizzlies.
Reddish picked up a back injury in Friday’s loss to the Wizards, but it doesn’t appear to be serious enough to keep him from suiting up on Saturday. Coming off scoring a season-high 28 points, Reddish could see an expanded role if Trae Young (illness) is ruled out. Fantasy owners should monitor his official status closer to tip-off.
Cam Reddish scored 28 points (11-17 FG, 5-7 3PT, 1-1 FT), grabbed one rebound and dished out two assists in Friday’s loss against the Wizards.
Reddish’s career-high 28 points came in the same game he committed a career-high seven turnovers. Arguably his best game coming off the bench this year, his perimeter shot is starting to blossom. He is evolving into the all-around player the Hawks envisioned when they drafted him and is a must-own.