Buzzard wrote: Illmatic12 wrote: Buzzard wrote:
You probably don't know this but chances are he is being talked to about for not taking shots. His 3pt shot dropped at .333 in college and 77% ( pointed out by another Hawks fan ) of his shots were jumpers. Cam is passing up open looks as it seems like he has a conscious.
Reddish is averaging less threes a game in the pros than in college. Coaches want him to shoot no matter what if is he is open. That is why he was drafted. I would like to see him make some of those dunks he has been missing as well. Most of the misses are off the back of the rim on those, he just needs to realize he is pumped up when jumping
Not only is he not shooting enough open threes , he has a propensity for dribbling into contested shots that he shouldn't be taking.
Reddish needs to keep his game simple - shoot threes and attack closeouts with straight line drives. He isn't strong or athletic enough to do some of the stuff he's attempting. Even though I wasn't super high on him, I had no idea he would be struggling with basic concepts.
I am not worried about his strength as its only his rookie season. He has plenty of frame to put some muscle on. He does need to be the same player he was at Duke though
; who took over 7 threes a game. I understand not wanting to hurt your team. If his coaching staff can live with them, he needs to live with them.
He needs to have one of those nights when 5 - 7 drop and the means will start justifying the end. He can work on his strength and dribble penetration in the off season.
He pretty much is though. Cam is arguably one of the most frustrating players I can recall. Cam will have a stretch sooner or later when he puts a few games together when he's just bombing from 3 and everyone will have the talk, "Has Cam finally turned the corner?" then he goes back to this. The dude could drop 25 in a game, then put up multiple single digit games following it up.
Cam's last 7 games at Duke following up a 23 point performance against UNC. Averages 9 points a game on 7 shots (4 from 3) and didnt tell the coaching staff that anything was wrong up until about 10 minutes before tip off for a tournament game that he didnt feel up to playing.
All you're seeing from Cam right now is one of his "I dont really care" slumps, hes just doing it against far superior competition right now. Again we will see him have a hot game or 2, then he will be right back to this. This is just who Cam is, he was the same in high school. There were multiple moments when he was on the USA team being coached by Cal that Cal was visibly pissed at Cam for just not caring. The game where RJ made huge news for putting Canada on his back to beat USA, that was against Cam where he clearly just didnt care about the game and was god awful. This is Cam.