Though the absences of De’Andre Hunter and Kris Dunn continue, the Atlanta Hawks received a jolt with the return of Bogdan Bogdanovic on March 2. Unfortunately, however, the Hawks continue to operate without a key piece of their wing rotation, as Cam Reddish missed the final six games of the first half with what the team was referring to as “right Achilles soreness.” On Monday evening, Atlanta provided a formal update on Reddish’s status for the first time since he was last on the court on Feb. 21, and the former No. 10 overall pick will be sidelined for at least the next week.
The Hawks announced that Reddish underwent a non-surgical procedure on Monday at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex. From there, he will be placed in a walking boot, and his next review is scheduled for one week from now.
Reddish has enjoyed some lofty heights in his second season, scoring at least 20 points on four different occasions and creating positive havoc on the defensive end. However, the 21-year-old has struggled with efficiency, shooting just 36.5 percent from the floor and 26.2 percent from three-point range in 26 appearances. Those offensive issues are certainly notable, but Reddish brings considerable talent to the table and, given his age and the fact that he has taken the floor for only 84 career games, the future remains bright.
With Reddish and Hunter sidelined at the same time, the Hawks will continue to turn to a combination of Kevin Huerter, Tony Snell, Solomon Hill and Bogdanovic for the majority of the team’s minutes on the wing. Atlanta could also deploy Skylar Mays, Brandon Goodwin and/or Rajon Rondo alongside Trae Young in the backcourt in a pinch, and interim head coach Nate McMillan will have a few more days to prepare for the team’s return to action on Thursday in Tampa against the Toronto Raptors.