Atlanta Hawks: 4 Reasons to Draft Cam Reddish in the 2019 NBA Draft

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Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft
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Fast Break Maestro

While playing at Duke, Reddish was a huge focal point in the Blue Devils fast break attack. Clearly, Williamson’s thunderous dunks dominate the headlines on ESPN. But what people don’t see is how Reddish secured loose balls, defended the best players and initiated the break.

Pierce is constantly preaching defense, fast break opportunities and ball movement as the Hawks continue to grow. Not to mention, Atlanta loves the three-point shot as the team finished the season shooting 35.2 percent from behind the arc.

Reddish finished his freshman year averaging 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Of course, his assist and steals average may not jump out at you but he still has a high ceiling. Pierce challenges his players to focus on the defensive end in order to force turnovers and get out on the break.

CR will help this team by clogging the passing lanes and using his length on defense. Also, he will provide this team with another ball handler to take the pressure from Young or Huerter. Huerter often times brings the ball up but doesn’t really look comfortable doing so.

Reddish will give this team another option that can push the break, run the wing or a spot up for three. His game is predicated off of his athleticism but he can create his own shot or attack the rim and finish with either hand.

As the Atlanta Hawks enter the 2019 NBA Draft and free agency the front office needs to add players who will fit the system and gel with their young core.