Southeast Notes: Reddish, Parsons, Brown, Silva

Cam Reddish hasn’t been the shooter the Hawks were hoping for when they made him the 10th pick of the draft, but the organization hasn’t lost faith, writes Chris Kirschner of The Athletic. Reddish has been erratic during his first three months in the NBA, shooting 32% from the field and 27% from beyond the arc. Teams have started giving him plenty of space and daring him to shoot from long distance.

“I swear I just feel like it’s been bad luck — a lot of in-and-outs,” coach Lloyd Pierce said. “He’s had some awful ones; he’s had some that have been way off. But he’s had a lot where he’s been wide open in rhythm; I’m slowing the film down and watching it to try and critique where we can help him. It’s the same thing he’s practicing. I think the biggest thing for him is to continue to attack the rim.”

For now, Reddish makes his greatest contributions on defense. Kirschner states that he has become Atlanta’s best individual defender and often draws the most challenging matchup. Reddish said he didn’t expect that to be his primary NBA role, but it’s one he’s willing to accept as he searches for his offense.

“I know what it is,” he said. “But it doesn’t bother me when I’m shooting. I just missed. It happens. A lot of people miss. When I make it, it’s going to be a different story.”

There’s more from the Southeast Division:

  • Hawks forward Chandler Parsons was diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash after being involved in a car accident today, tweets Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Parsons has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol (Twitter link).
  • One bright spot among the Wizards‘ injury woes has been the emergence of Troy Brown, writes Fred Katz of The Athletic. Given consistent playing time, the second-year swingman has averaged 14.7 points and 7.1 rebounds over the last 18 games. “I feel like I grew a lot this year in becoming a young man and maturing,” Brown said. “But last year — I don’t know — my confidence was just so up and down just based on playing time and stuff like that.”
  • Chris Silva‘s new three-year contract with the Heat is fully guaranteed at $1.6MM for next season, tweets Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. Silva’s guarantee date for $1.8MM in 2021/22 will occur shortly after the end of next season.
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7 thoughts on “Southeast Notes: Reddish, Parsons, Brown, Silva

  1. El Don

    Reddish has been ok, productive at least, Hunter as the #4 pick has been very bad, disappointing & plain awful. Atlanta should keep Reddish & trade Hunter for something more valuable, while he holds any value due to his possible potential.

    • david

      I wish Dallas tanked at the end of last season so they could of kept their pick (assuming it be top 5) would love to have Hunter or Culver

    • bobulated

      They’re both babies playing on a bad team. They’re young guys who have already played more games just at the halfway point in an NBA season then they did all of last year. The best thing going for them is to just play with no pressure to do anything but work on their game and get better. Way too early to call either of them busts.

  2. Buckman

    Can we call Parsons the luckiest unlucky player in NBA history? Who are his challengers to this ?

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