Don’t worry Hawks fans; you are not the only ones who believe Cam Reddish has the potential to be a star in the NBA. Two-time NBA Champion and MVP, Kevin Durant, sat down to watch some of the now tenth overall pick’s film from high school, and he understands why the Hawks were so fond of the small forward out of Duke. Take a look.
By all accounts, Reddish underachieved behind Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett in college. Despite that, his game is tailor-made for today’s NBA.
Reddish is a long swingman that stands at 6’9″ with a wingspan of over seven feet. He has deceptive athleticism that allows him to finish around the rim and guard several positions on defense, but his skill is what Durant was impressed by on the film.
For a player so long, Reddish can play point guard, and Lloyd Pierce even hinted at Summer League the Hawks would use him there during the season. His handle is excellent, but he never had the opportunity to show off his vision while at Duke. Then, there’s his jumper, which might be the smoothest in this draft class. Reddish will pull from anywhere and is equally as effective coming off of screens or the dribble. Tack on another reason for Hawks fans to be giddy about their young core.