Ranking the last 10 Atlanta Hawks first-round picks

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6. Cam Reddish

This makes the Hawks front office look really good. The fact that their newest young prospect is only their sixth-best draft pick of the last ten is truly impressive. Cam Reddish has all the tools to become the second-best player on this list and I really hope he does. Reddish is an immensely talented 3-and-D wing at the very least and has all the tools to one day become an NBA All-Star.

Reddish was selected 10th overall in this past NBA draft and had an up and down rookie season for the Atlanta Hawks. This season Reddish averaged 10.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 blocks and 0.5 steals per game on shooting splits of .384/.332/.802 per Basketball-Reference. Yikes. Those are some pretty poor shooting numbers.

On the bright side, Reddish was really starting the catch his stride when the NBA season went on hiatus. In his last four games of the season, Reddish was averaging an incredible 17.5 points per game on shooting splits of .551/.476/.857, per NBA.com. Wow. If those numbers don’t excite you I don’t know what will. Even though those numbers are small sample size, they get me excited for what Cam Reddish has in store for next season and the rest of his career.