Atlanta Hawks guard Cam Reddish could be a top trade target for NBA teams early in the 2021-22 season.
Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reported "rival executives are monitoring his availability" after Reddish was on the trade block around the 2021 draft.
The third-year player is off to a hot start to the season while averaging 19.5 points through two games off the bench. He averaged 10.7 points across 84 games during his first two seasons combined.
An Achilles injury limited the guard to just 26 games in 2020-21 and consistency has been an issue, but opposing teams could be attracted to the upside.
"He fits the mold that teams have a need for right now," an NBA executive told Scotto. "He’s a 6'8" athletic and versatile player that can make shots. He can create with the ball. He’s got the skillset tools and size. Right now, he doesn’t have a good sample size of being consistent. It’s just been flashes. He’s definitely somebody I’d be going after."
Despite the obvious talent, there is a bit of a logjam on the wing after Kevin Huerter signed a four-year, $65 million extension with Atlanta. Bogdan Bogdanovic and De'Andre Hunter are also ahead of Reddish in the rotation.
The Hawks could take advantage of the guard's hot start and deal Reddish before his current contract runs out in 2023.
On the other hand, Atlanta has high expectations this year after reaching the Eastern Conference Finals a year ago. The organization might not want to deal away a productive bench player who is hitting his stride.