Hawks forward Cam Reddish, who is dealing with right Achilles soreness, has progressed to running and dynamic foot contacts every other day, according to the team, which announced today in a press release that he’s also doing capacity-building strength work four or five days a week.
Reddish will be re-evaluated during the week of May 16 and his status will be updated as appropriate, the Hawks said in their statement. Since May 16 is the last day of the 2020/21 regular season, Reddish won’t be back until the playoffs — if he returns at all this season.
The 10th overall pick in the 2019 draft, Reddish was a key contributor for Atlanta earlier in the year, starting 21 of his 26 games and averaging 11.2 PPG and 4.0 RPG in 28.8 minutes per contest. However, he has been sidelined for over two months, having last played on February 21.
While Reddish remains an important part of the Hawks’ long-term plans, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be a part of the team’s regular postseason rotation if and when he returns, tweets Chris Kirschner of The Athletic. The 21-year-old would have plenty of rust to shake off and would likely be on a minutes restriction, Kirschner notes.