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Spurs: 2 Trades To Acquire "Killer" Cam Reddish From Hawks

Cam Reddish - Atlanta Hawks v Memphis Grizzlies
Cam Reddish - Atlanta Hawks v Memphis Grizzlies / Justin Ford/GettyImages
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When I hear "trade rumors" and "San Antonio Spurs" in the same sentence, I am nearly always skeptical. The Spurs have never been a team that likes to make blockbuster trades, let alone make changes of any kind around the trade deadline.

I was one of what felt like (at the time) very few who thought the rumors of the Spurs trading for Ben Simmons held little to no weight, and I continue to hold the opinion that trading for Domantas Sabonis or Myles Turner would not be a move that's worth the potential cost. Generally speaking, at least for now, I'm not a fan of most big trade proposals involving the Spurs.

Cam Reddish is one of the few realistic exceptions to that sentiment, though. According to a recent report, there is a belief around the league that the Atlanta Hawks are more likely to trade Reddish than to sign him to an extension. In 34 games played this season, the 22-year-old wing has averaged 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 40.2% from the field, 38% from three, and 90% from the free-throw line.

To add fuel to that fire, in a recent piece from The Athletic (subscription required), John Hollinger named Derrick White as a player that he "absolutely thinks the Hawks should try to acquire."

Reddish is a young, high-upside wing that shoots the ball well and is capable of playing good defense. Although the Spurs already have a few young players on their roster that fit that description in one way or another, considering Reddish's age, length, and production, the Spurs need to at least consider inquiring about him. That being said, Reddish's potential is far from being the only reason the Spurs should be interested in a trade.

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