Of all the Hawks this season, nobody has been more disappointing than Cam Reddish. It hasn’t all been his fault. Injuries have cost him the last several months, but after the way he ended his rookie campaign, I thought there was a good chance he became one of the better second-year players in the league.
Unfortunately, that just hasn’t come to fruition. Even when Reddish was on the floor, he was pretty awful, averaging 11.2 points per game on 36.5% shooting from the field and 26.2% from behind the arc. Defensively, he’s still one of the better players on the team, but those shooting numbers just aren’t going to cut it. And now, it looks as if an Achilles injury could cost him the rest of the season.
Reddish has been out since late February, and according to the Hawks, he’s just now progressing to spot up shooting and straight line running.
Hawks announce Cam Reddish has progressed in rehab to spot shooting and will be introduced to straight line running. An update will be provided in two weeks. Still a ways to go
— SportsTalkATL Chase (@IrleChase) April 13, 2021
Judging by this report, I would imagine Reddish is at least a month away from returning, and it could be much longer. The regular season ends on May 16th, and I wouldn’t be shocked if they ended up choosing to shut him down for the remainder of the campaign. Even if he does return, I don’t imagine he will have enough time to insert himself back into the rotation
I’m still a believer in Reddish’s long-term potential. He has too much talent not to find success in the NBA, and it wouldn’t shock me one bit if he eventually became an All-Star. But at this point in his sophomore year, it is beginning to look like a lost season.
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