Cam Reddish The Type Of Wing Knicks Have Been Seeking

The Knicks have been on the lookout for an athletic wing to pair with Julius Randle and RJ Barrett, and it appears they found their man in Cam Reddish.Cam Reddish

As we relayed earlier, via ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks acquired Reddish in a deal with the Hawks. The trade also will send forward Kevin Knox and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta, and forward Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-rounder to New York. (The pick is originally from the Hornets.)

For the Knicks, it is a low-risk, high-reward deal for a player who is averaging a career-high 11.9 points and generally seems on the verge of a breakout season.

“The No. 10-overall pick in 2019 – the same draft Barrett went third overall – appears to be a low-risk, high-upside acquisition for the Knicks as they try to get back into playoff contention after a 21-21 start to the season,” wrote Greg Joyce of the New York Post.

Interestingly, the Knicks visit the Hawks on Saturday. Reddish, 22, is likely to come off the bench at first. He’s been battling an ankle injury, though, so it’s too soon to day when he’ll make his New York debut.

“Reddish is reportedly seeking an extension this summer, though he is under contract through at least 2023, at which point the Knicks will have his restricted free-agent rights,” Joyce noted.

As for the Hawks, Knox never got much for an opportunity during coach Tom Thibodeau‘s two seasons in New York. This gives him a fresh start to build on a strong rookie season in 2018-19. Knox is represented by agent Aaron Turner, a product of the Cleveland suburb of Orange.

“(Hawks) general manager Travis Schlenk essentially has said the Hawks would be active at the trade deadline (Feb. 10), and Schlenk, John Collins and Trae Young have commented on the need for better effort and urgency from the team,” wrote Sarah K. Spencer of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The draft pick Atlanta receives in the deal is top-18 protected in 2022, top-16 protected in 2023 and top-14 in 2024 and 2025. “If the Hornets keep the pick through 2025, it will turn into second-round picks in 2026 and 2027,” Joyce wrote.

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