Hawks: Cam Reddish could be nearing a return

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On 92.9 The Game, Travis Schlenk said of Cam Reddish, “He’s getting closer, and is starting to play one-on-one and two-on-two.”

Reddish has been dealing with an ailing right Achilles injury since February 21st. A couple of weeks ago, Schlenk announced that the timetable had been pushed back 10-14 days after expanding his rehabilitation to include unrestricted individual workouts and limited participation in team practice, and it could be expected he’d play in the second round of the playoffs if the Hawks make it that far.

After increasing their lead to 3-1, Atlanta looks to finish the Knicks in Game 5 on Wednesday, which would propel them into the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals for the first time since 2015-16 when the LeBron James-led Cavaliers swept the Hawks. The Wizards squeaked out a win against the 76ers last night after Joel Embiid left the game with an apparent knee injury.

It’s still expected Atlanta will meet Philadephia in the second round, and Reddish would be a welcomed sight for the defense as he has the ability to get into passing lanes given his length. Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris would likely garner Reddish’s services which would allow De’Andre Hunter to play harder on the offensive side of the court. The former Duke Blue Devil hasn’t quite found the rhythm he discovered at the end of his rookie year, averaging 11.2 points on 36.5% shooting from the field and 26.2% from beyond the arc. Nate McMillan isn’t counting on him to score points, though. Reddish’s strengths lie on the defensive side of the court, and that’s where he’ll make a difference if he can return healthy.

 

 

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