The impact of the Atlanta Hawks upgrading Cam Reddish to probable

Atlanta Hawks. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Hawks. Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

The Atlanta Hawks upgraded Cam Reddish to probable meaning that there is light at the end of the injury tunnel. The third year man was out with a wrist sprain and then while he was out he dealt with a dose of the flu. It was a blessing for the Hawks that their schedule was so light when he was out.

This was because it was during the time that the Hawks were suffering an injury crisis at the wing position. De’Andre Hunter is out due to surgery on a tendon in his right wrist, on top of that Bogdan Bogdanovic sprained his ankle against the New York Knicks.

Then against the Minnesota Timberwolves Solomon Hill tore his hanstring off the bone meaning that he will be out for the season. This has meant that Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot has gone from a deep bench player to making himself at home as a starter.

The Atlanta Hawks should continue bringing Cam Reddish off the bench.

During the injury crisis the Hawks managed to pull out some good performances from their experienced core players. Luwawu-Cabarrot put in some tremendous performances as a starter including his seven made three-point shots against the Minnesota Timberwolves while helped the teams set a franchsie record.

He has fit seamlessly with the starters, bringing a defensive presence to the court as well as his shooting. If the Hawks move him to the bench in favor of Reddish them he may lose some of this chemistry which could impact the balance of the team.

Delon Wright has had a game when he was able to showcase his offense and Danilo Gallinari is back to his offensive best. This would be the better place for Reddish to slot back into the rotation where he would best help the team.

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Reddish has been the biggest surprise for the Hawks this season and he has done his damage when he chas come onto the court off the bench. As the Hawks get their players back, keeping him in the role where he has performed so well for the season so far seems to be the best option.