Atlanta Hawks:Young, Reddish Will Unlock Each Other’s Games

Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Hawks, Cam Reddish (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Cam Reddish being fully healthy, should help increase his productivity and shot making ability. He battled a broken rib and then a core muscle injury that nagged him all season long. Such injuries make it painful to shoot the ball and cause a player to naturally shy away from contact.

The spacing that the Atlanta Hawks offense provides, should also prove to be a boost for Cam. Playing with Trae Young, should also help his shooting percentages increase substantially.

As previously mentioned, Reddish enjoys clean catch and shoot opportunities. He will get those in abundance, as Trae Young is a master at getting shooters clean looks by directly guiding the ball into their shooting pocket.

The following clip shows an amazing pass by Trae Young that led to a Taurean Prince catch and shoot three. These are the types of looks that Reddish will enjoy, as long as he runs the floor and keeps his head on a swivel.

One of the areas in which Cam Reddish struggled last season, was converting at the rim in half court sets. Two major factors in those struggles were, avoidance of contact due to injury and the lack of a playmaker to get him the ball.

This year’s third overall pick R.J. Barrett had the ball in his hands most frequently for Duke last season and was often horribly late at hitting cutters in the half court. Sometimes the scoring minded Barrett wouldn’t pull the trigger at all, on the opportunity to throw a scoring pass.

Cam Reddish won’t have that problem as a wingman for Trae Young. Young is outstanding at getting his teammates dunks and layups. His shooting range opens up passing lanes, that he takes full advantage of. This pass to John Collins for a dunk is a prime example.