Reddish was landed in a trade with the Hawks a couple of weeks ago, but has barely been used. He didn’t get off the bench in the Knicks’ loss to the Bucks on Friday.
“Everything was discussed. We like who he is. We like the talent,” Thibodeau told reporters, via Botte. “And right now — it’s a long season. We knew we traded someone who wasn’t in the rotation, so you can’t keep adding to it without taking someone out. We can have injuries, so just have to be patient and work our way through it.”
New York gave up a first-round pick as part of the trade and forward Kevin Knox as part of the trade with Atlanta.
Reddish, 22, is 6-foot-8 and missed his first four games with the Knicks with an ankle injury — but has appeared in just two of the four games since.
Still, it may not be totally a lost season.
“The Knicks could open up playing time on the wing for Reddish or others ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline by potentially dealing a veteran guard or wing player, such as Alec Burks, Evan Fournier or Kemba Walker, who already was benched for a nine-game stretch earlier this season,” Botte wrote.