Hawks: Cam Reddish fully cleared by Atlanta’s medical staff

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Travis Schlenk said yesterday on 92.9 The Game that the team’s medical staff has cleared Cam Reddish.

This news comes about a week after Schlenk told the media that Reddish was “extremely close to being able to suit up.” He hasn’t played since February 21st, so we should all temper our expectations that he could make a serious impact in the playoffs right now. However, his length and athleticism on the defensive side of the court is a much better alternative than Solomon Hill because Hill is essentially non-existent on offense, which Chase Irle noted.

Reddish is also an exponential upgrade over Solomon Hill offensively. I know his shooting percentages were gaudy in the 26 games he played this season, but he’s not a guy opponents can just sag off and let shoot. We saw what he could do offensively at the end of his rookie campaign when he averaged 14.3 points on 45.8% from the field and 41.9% from behind the arc over his last 20 games.

I wouldn’t expect Reddish to be back for this series, but a possible return in the Eastern Conference Finals could be in the cards as Atlanta would need someone to match up with the length of Brooklyn or Milwaukee.

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