Did Reddish Make A Mistake

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Did Reddish Make A Mistake

Did Reddish make a mistake in going to Duke? Has it really done anything but expose the gap between him and Williamson / Barrett? Further, has he actually slid as a prosepct, as he really ought to have some pretty great efficiency as a third option if he is the prospect he is supposed to be.


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I think he did. I think with

I think he did. I think with his style of play he should of went to a school where he was the number 1 option and #2. He looks very disinterested at times when he’s not involved in the offense and it looks worse when his shot isn’t falling. I think the kid is still a lottery pick, but maybe late lottery. I don’t see the Dog in him as I see in other guys. Especially not on defense. He’s more of gambler and should be a lockdown 3 guy. He’s young and there is still a lot of season left. Let’s be honest if he has 4 or 5 good games they will throw his name back in the top 4-5

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He was the first to commit if

He was the first to commit if I’m not mistaken

So I’m not sure if he knew he’d be joined by Zion and RJ

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You might be right on that.

You might be right on that. The way kids commit and decommit he should of looked elsewhere. I think the kid is very talented by all means. But some people’s game don’t translate with other stars on the team. He has taken a back seat to Zion and Barrett and you can see it not just from his stats, but body language. A lot of kids that were McD’s are not use to reality checks because they were the Alpha dog in high school. Reddish is tall, but a slender frame, maybe he’s hitting that freshman wall and his body is feeling it. I don’t know. I think he will be ok though. The draft is all potential anyways

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Zion. RJ. Cam. Still have

Zion. RJ. Cam. Still have barely gotten into conference play but it looks like an iconic trio -- a college version of Jordan-Pippen-Rodman if you will.

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Are his teammates the only reason he disappoints?

Of course playing with Zion and above all another swingman who needs the ball much like RJ Barrett has an impact on Cam.

Yet, he has a lot of work to do to show more assertiveness and efficiency. For example, he shot only 6/29 over the last five game from three, something he's fully responsible of.

Maybe in another team he would have had a free pass and score more, maybe it would also have exposed him if he hadn't fully reached the expectations.

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Cam

Playing third fiddle may have hurt his draft stock, but Reddish might also just be a high level 3 and D guy in the pros. He's shooting 40% from 2 point range with Zion and RJ attracting a ton of attention. He showed some passing and playmaking chops in high school, but right now he seems like a very different player. If he was posting similar shooting splits as the man on a different team, would anyone really be more impressed? Usage and efficiency rarely increase at the same time. If Cam is more of an Andre Iguodala type than a ball dominant wing it's not the end of the world, I don't think I would blame Duke for his performance.

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I can understand when a

I can understand when a player is on a deep team, whether in prospects or just good college players, and are somewhat limited in how much they can show. The Collison/Love/Westbrook/Mbah a Moute/Josh Shipp UCLA team is probably the most notable in that respect, though Westbrook didn't really fall. The Duke team with Elton Brand and Corey Maggette (where he came off the bench, and only fell to #13)and the 2015 Kentucky team where Devin Booker only played 21 minutes and averaged 10 points but his percentages were very good (also taken #13) would apply. None of this really applies to Cam Reddish. He is missing shots. If he was shooting at the rate Devin Booker did, this particular question about him would not be asked.

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He’s shooting about 36%

He’s currently shooting about 36%, and turning the ball over quite a bit for someone not touching the ball a lot(double the turnovers to assists!!). I understand how not getting the ball or playing outside of your normal style can disturb your game and rhythm but this is bad enough I wouldn’t overlook it.

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Huge Duke Fan Here

As someone that has watched every minute of every game since the Canada tour, my opinon is that Cam is still trying to figure out how to play college basketball. His defense is where I see the most improvement over the course of the season as he is out of position less often and making a better effort at staying in front of his man. His shooting has nothing to do with playing with Z and RJ. A shot is the same whether Zion is there or I am there. What's surprising the most to me is his inability to finish with any contact whatsoever. The majority of the time the ball doesnt even get above his shoulders as he is stripped before he gets the shot off. Once he figures out how to deal with that and let the game come to him a little bit more instead of trying to force things, then not only will he start playing better but Duke will benefit greatly.

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I think his NBA role would be

I think his NBA role would be more of a 3rd option (as someone mentioned earlier) but with the way he has struggled as the 3rd option with Duke it makes me question how his role would look in the NBA. This year should have been a perfect example of how he would compliment another teams youg stars but it has shown his inability to adjust. As a Suns fans, why would I pick him to compliment Booker and Ayton if he has shown he cannot play that role efficiently. What he really needs is another year of college to develop his game but sadly he will leave for the NBA and struggle to adjust, compared to what people originally expected. I cant think of an example where a wing struggled in the college game and then thrived in the NBA.

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Pjlaw is right

Duke fans know RJ and Zion aren’t his issue on the court. I think they may be an issue in his HEAD, as he may be pressing to prove he deserves the billing they get... but that’s not their fault. He’s just not hitting shots, and is extremely weak driving to the basket. He’s turning it over a lot and most of them are unforced errors where his head just clearly isn’t in the game. If you think about it, playing with them should actually be helping him with all the attention they create. He hasn’t been able to capitalize on that. I think if he was at a school where he was a 1st or 2nd it would just exacerbate things.

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I dont tbink so. He will show

I dont tbink so. He will show what hes got in the combine. We nake the mistake of putting too much stock in the ncaa college season. Theres only 1 ball. Maube it cost him a spot or 2 but hes still #3 overall imo

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I see Cam as a 3 and D guy in

I see Cam as a 3 and D guy in the league almost like a Otto Porter. Smooth stroke, but right now he is in his own way, because he is not use to deferring to someone else. Its obvious they want to get RJ and Zion off early. I think in some way it freezes Reddish. I think he should just accept the role of a knock down shooter right now and when He declares for the draft he can show the scouts what he has in the bag. We all know it’s there. Your not the #3 guy out of high school for no reason.

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