Cam Reddish Will Undergo a Minor Procedure for a Core Muscle Injury

Friday, May 31, 2019 10:53 PM UTC

Friday, May. 31, 2019 10:53 PM UTC

Former Duke forward Cam Reddish will undergo a minor procedure for a core muscle injury and will be out for around six weeks.

<p>Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the surgery will help Reddish fix that problem, which bothered him during his time at Duke and he's expected to make a full recovery, so there should be no long-term concerns about his health, so keep this in mind once <a href="" target="_blank">sportsbooks</a> release <a href="" target="_blank">betting odds</a> for the NBA Draft.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Cam Reddish clearly the most naturally gifted player to take the floor today. Tantalizing at 6-8 with a smooth jumper. Shoots such an easy ball. &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Mike Schmitz (@Mike_Schmitz) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;May 22, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>The former McDonald's All-American averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals in 29.7 minutes over 36 games last season but his shooting was his biggest weakness, as he made just 35.6 percent of his attempts and 33.3 percent of his 3-point shots.</p><p>Reddish, who is expected to be a lottery pick in the NBA Draft, has excellent athleticism and the ability to shoot from anywhere on the floor but he struggled at Duke because he was forced into an unnatural role, standing in the corner and shooting 3-pointers because the team didn't have any other shooters.</p><p>The increased spacing of the NBA should help Reddish because he will have a lot more room to operate, which is why he's a consensus top-10 pick over several outlets, including The Athletic and Bleacher Report.</p><p> sees Reddish as the No. 8 pick and's Jonathan Adams has him going as high as No. 4, stating that <em>"Cam Reddish’s size and versatility makes him another Blue Devil likely to be selected with a high pick."</em></p><p>Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated believes he would fit with the Hawks:</p><p><em>"Going to the Hawks would put him in a low-pressure situation where team and player can focus on specializing his skill set, rather than trying to turn him into something he's not. If Reddish can just harness his ability more consistently, he has the tools to become a versatile 3-and-D forward. This would be an ideal situation for him."</em></p>
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