Atlanta Hawks: The Good and Bad of Cam Reddish

Atlanta Hawks, Cam Reddish (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks, Cam Reddish (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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The Concerns About Cam Reddish

The knock on Cam Reddish, is that his high school production did not translate very well in the NCAA. He took a back seat to Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett, becoming the clear third option for Duke. He was a bit of an enigma and did not provide the desired consistency you would expect from a player of his caliber. On the positive side, he had eight games in which he scored 20 or more points. If you lower the bar to 15 or more points, the total climbs to 15 of 36 games, in which he had a good performance scoring wise. On the bewildering side of things, Cam Reddish also had 13 games in which he scored in single digits. That leaves another eight games in which he was at, or our around his 13.5 points per game average. On the boards, Reddish had ten games with five or more rebounds. He also blocked two shots in five different games. He did a great job in the steals department, logging 18 games with two or more thefts.

The six games that Zion Williamson missed due injury, allowed Cam Reddish to step up in the pecking order. Yet similar results ensued for Cam. He posted great scoring totals in four of those games, scoring 27, 23, 19 and 17 points respectively. Yet he surprisingly had two games in which he scored only five and six points, which seems hard to do for a player with the tools that Reddish possesses. He also had five or more rebounds in four of the six games without Zion. As well as two games with two blocked shots and one game with three steals, in those six contests.