Cam Reddish, a Hawks 2019 draft pick, speaks at his introductory press conference at the Hawks practice facility, in the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, in Brookhaven, Georgia on Monday June 24, 2019. Reddish was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 NBA Draft on June 20, 2019, and was the 10th overall pick. Reddish previously played small forward/shooting guard for the Duke University Blue Devils. Christina Matacotta/CHRISTINA.MATACOTTA@AJC.COM
Photo: Christina R. Matacotta
Photo: Christina R. Matacotta

Who will have best career? Hawks’ Reddish, Hunter voted Nos. 1, 3 by rookies

Two Hawks were voted in the top three when NBA rookies were recently asked ‘Who will have the best career?’

Move aside Zion Williamson.

Williamson was the clear favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award in a survey of NBA rookies released by the league on Monday. As for who will have the better career, Hawks draftees Cam Reddish and De’Andre Hunter were Nos. 1 and 3, respectively.

When asked about who will have the best career, the voting results were:

  1. Cam Reddish, Atlanta -- 19%
  2. Ja Morant, Memphis -- 16%
  3. De’Andre Hunter, Atlanta -- 11%
  4. R.J. Barrett, New York -- 5%
    Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans -- 5%
    Coby White, Chicago -- 5%
    Zion Williamson, New Orleans -- 5%

The NBA.com Rookie Survey was compiled earlier this month where 42 of this year’s rookies were asked a variety of questions. The entire survey can be found here.

The Hawks moved up to No. 4 overall to select Hunter, a trade that came via the Lakers and Pelicans. They selected Reddish with the No. 10 overall pick.

Reddish also received votes for the Rookie of the Year award. Williamson had 35% followed by Morant at 27% and Reddish and Barrett at 5%.

Hunter was ranked second as the best defender at 29% behind the 76ers’ Matisse Thybulle at 37%.

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