The New York Knicks have traded for Atlanta Hawks forward Cam Reddish. The Knicks will give up a former first round draft pick in Kevin Knox and a protected 2022 first round pick via Charlotte.
The Knicks will also acquire Solomon Hill and a 2025 second round pick via Brooklyn.
Knox was the ninth pick in the 2018 NBA draft, but ever since Tom Thibodeau became the coach for the Knicks Knox has struggled to get playing time. He has only appeared in 13 games this season averaging 3.6 points per game and playing only 8.5 minutes per game.
I thought that Cam Reddish was mid but now that the Knicks have him, he is a rising star in this league and an absolute steal by Leon Rose. I will not be taking rebuttals to this tweet. Thank you.— Jayson Buford (@jaysonbuford) January 13, 2022
The Atlanta Hawks is a deep team and Reddish found himself getting lost in the rotation. Reddish is a 6- foot-8 forward with a 7’1 wingspan, he was the No. 10 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He is averaging 11.9 points per game and has played 34 games this season but is playing a career-low 23.4 minutes per game.
Reddish can finally play for a team that will have a bigger role for him and if he plays well enough he can get an extension this summer. Reddish has been shooting 37% from three point range on 4.5 attempts. In the last 10 games he has put up 13.6 points per game, 38% from three on 4.9 attempts. With work on the defensive end Reddish can be an asset for the Knicks on both sides of the ball. He will also be reuniting with for Duke Teammate R.J Barret.
Cam Reddish and RJ being teammates again is cool— him (@jpysl1) January 13, 2022