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Duke forward Cam Reddish will meet with the Cavaliers at the NBA Combine on Friday and there is a possibility the sides get to know each other well.
Some experts have Reddish as a projected top-five pick and the Cavs just happen to be selecting fifth overall in the upcoming draft. They are said to be on the lookout for small forwards or bigger shooting guards, and Reddish certainly fits the profile.
He is 6-foot-8 and was the clear third wheel behind Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett in the Blue Devils’ offense. Still, Reddish managed 13.5 points — though scouts are a little frightened by his 36-percent shooting.
That said, if the projections are true, it must be considered that Reddish spent the season on the floor with two players expected to thrive in the pros. Perhaps he would’ve fared better as the main option elsewhere.
“I can do it all,” Reddish said. “I feel like I am capable of doing everything on both sides of the floor. I’m about to get the opportunity to show that.”
Reddish won’t be the only player interviewed by the Cavs and the Cavs definitely won’t be the only team to interview Reddish.
In fact, the Cavs are likely to speak with around 20 players, if not at the Combine alone, then at least between now and draft night on June 20.
They already met with USC shooting guard Kevin Porter Jr.
Others who could potentially fall in the Nos. 4-6 range: Virginia forward De’Andre Hunter, Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland, Texas Tech shooting guard Jarrett Culver and North Carolina combo guard Coby White.
Garland left the combine early and has not spoken with the Cavs.