The focus for Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk in this year’s draft, was acquiring players that compliment Trae Young well. By Selecting De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, the Hawks acquired two long athletic forwards, that will help make teams pay for trapping Trae Young.
The two forwards will also help mask the defensive shortcomings of Young. Hunter is a mature prospect that shot 44 percent from three-point range last season. He should step in immediately as a two-way combo forward and benefit from the playmaking ability of Trae.
The following tweet by Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops, gives us a solid visual of what Hunter will do when receiving passes from Trae Young:
Cam Reddish will also benefit from the precision passes that Trae Young throws. Despite having a picturesque jumpshot, Cam only made one-third of his attempts from downtown. Cam was almost exclusively a jump shooter at Duke, attempting 7.4 of his 12 shot per game from long distance.
Overall the results in college, did not match the talent that Cam Reddish possesses. However Cam did have some great games and he made some very clutch shots. The following tweet shows the type of shots that Cam Reddish is best at. Him making these types of shots, will force defenses to make a choice of playing Trae Young straight up, or paying by giving up three points.