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

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Adding More Defense

Contrary to belief the Golden State Warriors are making defense in the NBA cool again. The reality is that defense wins championships and that will never change. One thing that fans, critics and analyst love about Pierce is his emphases on defense.

Reddish will help this team on the defensive end in both the half court and on transition defense. He has a 7’1 wingspan which will be an asset to an Atlanta Hawks team that looks to improve on the defensive end.

While at Duke CR helped his team with his physical style of play on defense and his ability to front the passing lanes. Another aspect to consider is his ability to pluck defenders and fight for loose balls. At the end of his college career, he averaged 1.9 steals per game.

Another factor to consider is that he played under Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski who demands defensive intensity and effort. Reddish is well coached and has the ability to positions one through four.

In the end, selecting Reddish will be a wise decision because of how he will fit in with the Hawks young core, his talent and ability to play on both sides of the ball. Schlenk and the Atlanta Hawks have some big decisions to make as this franchise looks to take the next steps.

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