In a significant move for the Los Angeles Lakers, they’ve secured the talents of forward Cam Reddish during this offseason. The anticipation surrounding this signing has finally culminated in Reddish becoming a part of the Lakers’ roster this summer.
At just 24 years old, Reddish brings a youthful vigor to the team, backed by an impressive six years of NBA experience. While he may not have fully lived up to the initial hype that accompanied his entry into the league, there remains a wealth of potential for a promising career.
Reddish, once a standout for the Duke Blue Devils, is brimming with enthusiasm about the prospect of playing alongside some of the NBA’s finest talents that the Lakers boast.
His arrival injects a dose of optimism into the Lakers’ camp, with the hope that he can evolve into the player many envisioned when he was a top-10 draft pick. Last season, he showcased marked improvements while donning the Portland Trail Blazers jersey, and he’s eager to continue honing his skills. The pinnacle of his professional career thus far was in the 2021-2022 season with the Atlanta Hawks when he averaged 11.9 points per game, shooting an impressive 37.9 percent from beyond the arc—a mark he aspires to replicate in LA this year.
“I’m really looking forward to playing with both LeBron and AD. Two Hall of Fame Players, I’m just trying to be a sponge, learn everything that I can and it should be fun”
The key for Reddish is consistency, especially in providing valuable scoring off the bench. The Lakers are in need of a player who can come off the pine and make an instant impact, even if it’s only for a brief stint on the court. Reddish has demonstrated his scoring prowess sporadically throughout his career, and it’s now time for him to harness that ability consistently for the Lakers’ benefit.
With Reddish in the fold, there’s a genuine chance that he can elevate his game and contribute significantly to the Lakers’ quest for success. His potential as a scoring dynamo off the bench could be the missing piece that helps the Lakers go the distance in the upcoming season.