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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Offensive Skill Set

Last season, CR finished his one-and-done college season averaging 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists while shooting 35.6 percent from the floor. In addition to his field percentage, he shot 33.3 percent from three and made 2.5 per game.

As of now, Reddish’s game is pretty solid, he can take defenders off the dribble, attack the rim and shoot the three. Clearly, the Hawks would want him to work on his shooting, one-on-one game and mid-range shot. However, it’s important to remember that he was not a primary focus in the offense.

For the most part, Williamson, Barret and Tre Jones either brought the ball up or hand the ball in their hands. Often times, Reddish shied away from the big moment but it was only because of his lack of rhythm at times.

Considering the fact that he averaged 13.5 points is impressive for the simple fact that he wasn’t a top two scoring option. His ability to handle the ball through traffic, in the half court and on the fastbreak makes him a valuable option in the 2019 NBA Draft. Pierce can help develop his game on both sides of the floor.

One aspect of CR’s game that will help on the next level is his mid-range shot. The mid-range jump shot is a lost art but provides teams with a balanced attack when the three is not falling or bigs are blocking off the paint. Playing under Pierce the young forward will be able to develop his mid-range game.