An Achilles injury limited Reddish to just 26 games last season, though he started in 21 of those contests. The second-year guard averaged 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 28.8 minutes per game. However, his defense is much farther along than his offense. Reddish shot just 36.5 percent from the field, 26.2 percent from three and 81.7 percent from the free-throw line. His 0.97 points per shot attempt ranked in just the 13th percentile for players classified as wings. Heading into 2021-22, Reddish will have plenty of competition for minutes for a Hawks team that's one of the deepest in the NBA. He'll have to fight off the likes of Bogdan Bogdanovic, Lou Williams, Delon Wright, Kevin Huerter, De'Andre Hunter and Solomon Hill. And given how successful the Hawks were last season, making it to the Eastern Conference Finals, the organization isn't in the business of catering to development anymore. As a result, Reddish is a risky pickup in fantasy. He'll need to make massive strides on offense to be worth of a fantasy roster spot. That said, the 22-year-old makes the most sense as a deep-league flier or dynasty/keeper stash. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $8.7 million contract with the Hawks in July of 2019. Hawks exercised $4.67 million team option for 2021-22 in December of 2020. Hawks exercised $5.95 million team option for 2022-23 in October of 2021. Traded to the Knicks in January of 2022.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary
Cameron Elijah Reddish was born in 1999 just outside of Philadelphia in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Zanthia and Robert Reddish. Father Robert played collegiate hoops at Virginia Commonwealth University. Cam has one brother, Aaron. Reddish spent his high school freshman season at The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He then transferred in-state to Westtown School in West Chester. After his senior season, Reddish was named 2018 Mr. Pennsylvania Basketball and earned McDonald's All-American honors. Cam's favorite all-time NBA player is Allen Iverson. Fans can follow the Duke product on both Instagram and Twitter via @CamReddish. After starring in high school in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Reddish found himself on a loaded Duke roster with Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett for the 2018-19 season. The 6-foot-8 forward opened the season with a pair of 20-point games, including 22 points in the opener in the Champions Classic win over Kentucky. He slumped in early December before helping the Blue Devils to a road win at Florida State early in ACC play. Reddish scored 23 points and hit the game-winning shot as time expired. Duke advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, and the freshman 13 points on eight shot attempts in the win over UCF, but he closed his career with an eight-point game in the loss to Michigan State. On the season, Reddish produced 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals per contest while appearing in 36 games. Like Williamson and Barrett, he chose to declare for the 2019 draft.
Will be out for extended period
FNew York Knicks
January 14, 2022
Coach Tom Thibodeau said Friday that Reddish (ankle) is expected to be out "for a while" but declined to give a specific timetable, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports.
ANALYSIS Reddish was traded from the Hawks to the Knicks on Thursday in exchange for a 2022 first-round pick and Kevin Knox, but it doesn't appear as if the 2019 first-round pick will be debuting for his new team anytime soon. The 22-year-old appeared in 34 games with Atlanta to begin the year and averaged 11.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 23.4 minutes. When he is healthy, it's unclear what type of role he will play for New York, but he'll likely have to compete for bench minutes with the likes of Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley and Quentin Grimes before he's fully integrated into the rotation.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
After landing with the Hawks at 10th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, Reddish contributed early and often in his debut campaign. The rookie was in the midst of his best stretch of the season prior to COVID-19 disrupting play, averaging 16.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game while connecting on 38.9 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc in his final 10 games. However, the Hawks made big moves in free agency, signing Danilo Gallinari, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Kris Dunn and Rajon Rondo. All four players potentially complicate Reddish's path to extended run. He saw 26.7 minutes per game last season, and it will be tough for him to increase that mark this time around. As a result, he's likely only worth drafting as a flier in deeper leagues.
Reddish, a top-5 high school recruit in 2018, was selected by the Hawks with the 10th overall pick in the 2019 draft after a productive freshman season with Duke. He averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.2 combined blocks/steals for the Blue Devils in his lone collegiate season. He shot 33.3 percent from three (2.5 makes per game) and 35.6 percent from the field and was inconsistent in his shooting, finding the basket with ease on some nights and going ice cold on others. For example, Reddish took at least 10 shots on 24 occasions, but six of those games resulted in single-digit scoring outings, while eight resulted in 20-point performances. At 6-foot-8, 218 pounds, he's a versatile player who can function as a guard or a wing. Despite that versatility, minutes may be hard to come by right away on the Hawks, as Reddish will compete for playing time with Kevin Huerter, Allen Crabbe, Evan Turner and No. 4 pick De'Andre Hunter.