Hawks not expecting injured Cam Reddish to play in summer league
Cam Reddish, who was selected 10th overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA Draft, isn’t expected to suit up for the team in the annual Las Vegas Summer League.
Two weeks before the NBA Draft, it was reported that Reddish would undergo a minor procedure for a core muscle injury. He was given a six-week timetable, which limited him from doing workouts with team. Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk confirmed that the former Duke standout is recovering from the injury and will only be available by the end of July.
“I don’t think he’ll be ready for summer league,” Schlenk said, per Brad Rowland of SB Nation.
“They said it was a six-to-eight week process. I think we’re about four weeks into that. So, he probably won’t get on the court until the end of July. But, we’ll get him in here next week and we’ll get on top of his rehab. We had him in here last week, so we’ve seen him, the doctors have seen him, everything is coming along great on that front, so we don’t have any concerns about his injury. But unfortunately, he won’t be able to play until then.”
Reddish, on the other hand, said he’s making significant progress and is “feeling great” weeks after his surgery.
“I’m two weeks post-surgery. I’m going to start jogging tomorrow and just go from there. But I’m feeling great,” Reddish said, per Spencer Levy of The Duke Chronicle.
The injury didn’t appear to be serious, as Reddish was able to play 36 games in the 2018-19 NCAA season. He averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals per contest in his lone season in Duke.
Reddish might not be able to help the Hawks in the summer league, but he will surely try to make a name for himself once he makes his much-anticipated NBA debut.