Cam Reddish & other NBA Draft prospects have a big day on Thursday. Rashad Phillips checked in with Scoop B Radio. Press Play Below To Listen!
Cam Reddish could be a top ten pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
According to PeachTreeHoops: The Hawks are “best player non-point guard” mode and, while Cam Reddish, isn’t necessarily a safe choice based on his college production, there is an intriguing skill set to unearth. Truthfully, the top seven went according to plan, leaving Reddish to fall in the lap of a team widely projected to like him, and Reddish checks a lot of boxes that the front office enjoys.
I recently checked in with NBA analyst, Rashad Phillips and discussed where Reddish could end up.
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: Cam Reddish was projected to be a top 5 pick in the preseason. Looking at a merit of mock drafts, I’ve seen him drop all the way to 11th to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Is it because of Zion and RJ Barrett effect? Why do people not know where the consensus will be for him in the NBA draft.
Rashad Phillips: Yeah. I think any team would be making a mistake if he drops that far. You got to look at the whole situation. I think a lot of times the general public and media. We get so caught up on looking at the box scores after every game. We just want to look at the box scores. What I like to do is dig into the tape. Dig into the person. So I did some digging into the tape and some real digging into who he is as a person. I talked to some people in the DMV area and what I saw was a kid. That has been so good for so long. Then it was more of a shock because remember that he was the first to sign to Duke. He signed before RJ and Zion. So here’s a kid who went in thinking he was going to be the number one guy. Then in a month he was moved down to the third option and fourth option. So you have to understand to deal with that and get used to that situation. It would be hard for an 18 or 19 year old. But when you look at him as a basketball player. He has some Tracy McGrady type attributes. 6’9 can shoot it has terrific touch. He can defend. So I just think that if any teams pass on him, I think he’s one of the players in this year’s draft that’ll make them pay for it.
Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson: Wow. Who could you compare that to in recent years like a Kyle Kuzma? That made people pay, who would you see as Cam Reddish’ situation being like in the long term.
Rashad Phillips: I think John Collins of the Atlanta Hawks made people pay, this was a kid from Wake Forest. 6’11 can do it all very athletic can run the floor. He averaged 19[Points] and 9[Rebounds] this year. I think he went 18th in the draft so I think Cam Reddish will pay the same way that John Collins. John Collins might have been the best pick in that draft. Jayson Tatum had a down year. Kuzma’ great but is up and down. But you look at John Collins and this kid is on the rise, playing with a great point guard who’s making his life easier but that’s how I see Cam Reddish and he’ll make people pay if you let him slide all the way down.