Atlanta Hawks Made the Right Choice Drafting Cam Reddish

Atlanta Hawks, Cam Reddish (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks, Cam Reddish (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

With their final first round pick the Atlanta Hawks drafted Cam Reddish. Reddish was the right choice for the rebuilding Hawks. He will fit perfectly into an exciting young Atlanta core.

It was surprising the Atlanta Hawks had the chance to draft Cam Reddish as late as they did in the first round. Regarded by many as a top five talent Reddish was selected 10th by the Hawks six picks after they had taken De’Andre Hunter.

Reddish is a perfect fit in the Atlanta offense considering his skill set. He is best used as a point-forward who can help set up others or create his own shot. The Hawks will likely give Cam a chance to run some point when Trae Young isn’t on the floor.

Reddish is a solid player who will be a bit of a development project in Atlanta. There are some questions about his maturity and ability to play consistently at the NBA level.

Judging Cam on his rookie year alone wouldn’t be wise for the Hawks or their fans. Reddish is a young kid who will take time to develop. His game and ability to set up teammates will translate to the NBA nicely in time.

Reddish will likely spend a lot of time off the ball helping the Hawks space the floor for Trae Young and John Collins.  He has a solid outside shot that will help establish him as a scoring threat for Atlanta.

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Hunter and Reddish form an exciting rookie duo for Atlanta. They will be paired with Trae Young who made so many jaw dropping passes last season to set up his teammates for easy buckets. The Hawks rebuild may not be complete but it is nearing its end with the addition of two new rookies. More to come as the off-season continues for Atlanta.