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Projected lottery pick Cam Reddish to undergo procedure for core muscle injury

Cam Reddish

Duke small forward and projected lottery pick Cam Reddish will reportedly undergo a minor procedure for a core muscle injury, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

There is a six-week timetable that will have Reddish fully healthy for the 2019-20 NBA season. The core injury nagged Reddish all season at Duke.

Reddish averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game this season for the Blue Devils. The talented swingman shot 35.6 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free-throw line.

Cam was overlooked all season at Duke because he was playing alongside Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett — two highly rated prospects who are expected to be taken in the top three of the upcoming draft.

Williamson is expected to be taken by the New Orleans Pelicans with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, while Barrett will likely be selected by the New York Knicks with the third pick if New York decides to keep the pick.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is Reddish’s mentor and some believe the Purple and Gold will take Reddish with the fourth overall pick.

It’s good the youngster had this injury taken care of now, although teams will definitely discuss the injury and how it affects Cam moving forward. The NBA Draft is on June 20.