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The Los Angeles Lakers have been very active on the opening day of the 2023 NBA Free Agency. After parting ways with Dennis Schroder and bringing in Gabe Vincent and Taurean Prince, the Lakers signed Cam Reddish. These three moves have completely changed the roster the Lakers had at this time last year.
Will Reddish Finally Find His Home?
Reddish will go into his fifth season in the league, and the Lakers will be his fourth team. Reddish was drafted 10th overall by the Atlanta Hawks at the 2019 NBA Draft after spending only one season at Duke University. He had a solid start with the Hawks but never fully met the expectations the franchise had when they drafted him. In the three and a half seasons in Atlanta, Reddish averaged around 11 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Hawks and never played more that 58 games which he did in his rookie season.
At the beginning of 2022, Reddish was traded to the New York Knicks along with Solomon Hill for Kevin Knox. Reddish played 15 games for the Knicks by the end of the 2021-22 season, averaging 6 points in 14 minutes per game. The following season, he improved to 9.7 points in 20 games for the Knicks before he was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers as a part of a four-team deal. He played the rest of the season with the Blazers averaging 11 points and 3 rebounds per game.
Reddish is still only 23-years-old and can turn his career around. The Lakers coach Darvin Ham can use him on multiple positions, but Reddish’s shooting percentages do not look very promising. He is a 39.9% shooter from the field and 32.2% from the three-point line in his career and he will need to improve that in order to earn a place in the Lakers’ rotation.
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