Atlanta Hawks: Have we seen the last of Solomon Hill for the season?

Atlanta Hawks. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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The Atlanta Hawks were forced to make changes to their rotations in the fourth game of their Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. The reason for this was the injury sustained by superstar point guard Trae Young in the previous game.

Nate McMillan gave the start to Lou Williams which incidentally gave him his first ever playoff start in his 14-year NBA career. This meant that the reserve point guard minutes went to Kris Dunn who is not known for his offensive prowess.

If McMillan had then gone to his usual rotation, he then would have inserted Solomon Hill into the game. This would have meant that the Hawks had to rely solely on Danilo Gallinari for offense in their second unit. While he has been huge for the team, this would have been a mistake.

The Atlanta Hawks have had to keep Solomon Hill on the bench.

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While Cam Reddish had his offensive struggles at the start of the season, he is not afraid to try and create offense on all three levels. He has shown in the two games back, that he is willing and able to do so. He still needs to refine this end of the floor but under Coach McMillan, he is going to have the opportunity to do this.

However, this means that we have most probably seen the last of Hill for the season. As a player he has done it all for the team. However, now that the team has started to get healthy at the wing position, with the exception of De’Andre Hunter, Hill should lose his minutes.

His biggest problem is that Reddish is a much better option to use on Khris Middleton. He is much better at getting into the passing lanes, and also has the ability to poke the ball away from the opposition ball-handler, leading to more transition offense.

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If the Bucks advance to the next round then Reddish is also a better option to use on Devin Booker when Kevin Huerter comes off for a rest. He will make Booker work both ways which may slow the Suns star down.