Travis Schlenk was on 92.9 The Game this morning, and he talked about De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish — two second-year wings currently dealing with injuries. Hunter is a game-time decision with right knee soreness; hopefully, we’ll see him at some point during this series. Reddish, on the other hand, has been out since February 21st with Achilles soreness. However, Schlenk said today that he is very close to returning to the floor.
"The plan is for him to try get him running up and down the court with live basketball… he's extremely close to being available to suit up for us."
— Mike Conti (@MikeConti929) June 8, 2021
Reddish is ruled out for tonight’s game, and I would be pretty surprised if he played at all during the series with the 76ers. Even if he is activated, it will be difficult to justify putting him on the floor, given how little he has played this season. However, I can see a situation where the Hawks do use him against the Brooklyn Nets for defensive purposes. Reddish possesses the type of length and athleticism needed to bother Kevin Durant, who is undoubtedly the best scorer in the league today.