Though Cam Reddish may not be garnering the attention his former teammates Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett are ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft, Reddish is a talented wing scorer who is still expected to be selected in the lottery and perhaps even in the top ten.
However, Reddish has some injury concerns to address first, as the 19-year-old will reportedly undergo surgery for a core muscle injury according to Vertical’s Shams Charania.
Sources: Cam Reddish will undergo a minor procedure for a core muscle injury. There is a six-week timetable that will have Reddish fully healthy. The core injury nagged him during the Duke season and will now fully heal.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 31, 2019
As specified, Cam Reddish will have a six-week timetable for a full return to basketball activities. Given the projected recovery time, Reddish will obviously still be making his way back to full health when the 2019 NBA Draft is held on June 20, but it remains to be seen if this will have an impact on his draft stock.
Reddish is already viewed as a sort of unpolished prospect with heaps of offensive potential. It’s hard to gauge just how effective Reddish can be, as he played a tertiary role to Williamson and Barrett for the majority of his single collegiate season at Duke.
Though Reddish would show a solid outside stroke and nail a third of his three-pointers, his efficiency otherwise was a glaring problem at Duke last season. Reddish shot only 35.6% from the field and his numbers weren’t much better during ACC play or in the three NCAA tournament games he was active for. Reddish was already one of the most fascinating prospects in this year’s draft class and now with injuries becoming a potential concern, the intrigue only continues to rise.