While there have been no confirmed rumors, Cam Reddish and the Sacramento Kings have been connected for some time as a pair that makes sense. Reddish, a promising young wing has been unable to fully establish himself in Atlanta because of the presence of players like De’Andre Hunter and Bogdan Bogdanovich. Meanwhile, the Kings haven’t been able to field a proper small forward all season.
Reddish has shown some legitimate potential on both ends of the floor, and his offensive progression has particularly been impressive. While his traditional averages haven’t changed too much, looking at them through the lens of per 100 possessions tells a more complete story.
His scoring has increased from 18.3 to 19.2 points per game last season before leaping to 24.5 points per game this season. The major reason for this has been the increased accuracy from Reddish. The third-year wing boasts shooting splits of 40.0/36.7/90.7, which is leaps and bounds better than previous years.
It may be bold to suggest, but there’s a legitimate chance that Reddish could one day become a member of the 50/40/90 club. At only 22 years of age, Reddish has a world of potential ahead of him. With an opportunity for a higher usage rate in Sacramento, Reddish would have the opportunity to take the next step in his career and could surprise many with just how well he can play in the right situation.
The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly seeking a first-round pick for Reddish, but Sacramento should be slightly hesitant if that is the price, especially if they’re also including Hield. Instead, they should look to swap Reddish and Hield effectively, who have value similar to that of a decent first-rounder.
Add in Danilo Gallinari and a second-round pick from the Kings to balance out the value, and Sacramento may just have themselves a deal.
Isaac Okoro and Cam Reddish are all well and good, but is there an even better player the Kings could acquire in a deal involving Hield?