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Trae Young calls Cam Reddish ‘the most talented rookie who came out’

Hawks, Trae Young, Cam Reddish

Atlanta Hawks second-year point guard Trae Young says Cam Reddish is “the most talented rookie who came out” of the 2019 draft class.

Young says he’s really looking forward to playing with Reddish, who shares the same agency as Young.

Cam Reddish averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game for the Duke Blue Devils last season. He shot 35.6 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Reddish underwent surgery for a core muscle injury before the draft. We have to remember Reddish was the third option at Duke, playing behind Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett. Reddish wasn’t able to fully showcase his offensive prowess in college since his usage rate was low. That’s going to change with the Hawks.

Trae Young has already proved he’s one of the best passers in the NBA. The Hawks guard was second in the entire league last season in total assists. Only Russell Westbrook racked up more assists than Young in 2018-19.

It’s going to be fun to watch Reddish play with Young and the rest of the young core in Atlanta. The two youngsters should complement each other well on the court.

Let’s see if Reddish, Young, John Collins, Kevin Huerter and De’Andre Hunter can lead the Hawks to the playoffs this season. It would be a great story if they did.