3 reasons why the Washington Wizards should sign this former top-10 pick

Cam Reddish of the Portland Trailblazers (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
Cam Reddish of the Portland Trailblazers (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /
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Cam Reddish, Portland Trailblazers
Cam Reddish of the Portland Trailblazers (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

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The Washington Wizards were an incredibly disappointing team last season from the three-point line. Despite having numerous shooters to help space the floor, they were in the bottom half of the league in both three-point attempts and three-point percentage.

While this is partly due to the offensive system put in place by head coach Wes Unseld Jr, they also just put the ball in the wrong spots. This will only be accentuated by the absence of the former big three as well as a potential exit of role players like Corey Kispert, Monte Morris, and Delon Wright.

Cam Reddish is due for a great three-point shooting season

One of the main things that made the 23-year-old a lottery pick was his ability to score at will. With a fluid game and smooth jumper, it looked like he would be able to score big numbers almost right off the bat. That didn’t happen.

One of the biggest aspects of Reddish’s game that hasn’t translated to the NBA is his jump shot. He shot 33% in college and has only seen his shooting numbers slide.

Even with a smooth form and strong shooting mechanics, he just hasn’t found any consistency with his jumper.

He has had long stretches of games where he has started putting his game together, though. In the 2021-’22 season, before he was traded to the New York Knicks, he was averaging nearly 12 points per game while shooting 37.9% from beyond the arc and 90% from the free throw line.