Duke’s Cam Reddish is one of the most polarizing players in this draft.
He’s a 6’8″ wing with explosive yet fluid athleticism, the kind of player who can turn heads at times, and he seems to fit the NBA game (in style of play the way Paul George does). That is why we at NBCSports.com had him at No. 5 in our new mock draft. The concern is there are questions about his motor, and when Zion Williamson went down with his foot injury and Reddish had the chance to take on a larger role, he didn’t. Reddish is going to be a top 10 pick, but he’s the kind of player that makes GMs nervous drafting that high.
Now it looks like Reddish will be sidelined from basketball activities until after the draft, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
A “core muscle injury” is what we used to call a sports hernia, except it’s not really a hernia, so team doctors wisely stopped calling it that. This is minor and he will recover from, it will not impact his draft status.
What exactly that draft status is remains the big question.