The Lakers are among the teams reportedly contemplating a trade for Reddish, who has again fallen out of the Knicks’ rotation and is said to be available.
While the Knicks rolled off eight straight wins while Reddish was glued to the bench, the Lakers appear to view him as someone who may be able to assist a turnaround.
And there is no doubt about Reddish’s potential — with some around the league suggesting he may only need another change of scenery to truly tap into it. He was already traded by the Hawks to the Knicks last season.
Per Woike, the Knicks are said to be seeking a protected first-rounder in exchange for Reddish. The Lakers, of course, are fairly short on those. Their next two trade-eligible firsts come in 2027 and ’29.
While reports have suggested they are clinging to those, sources told Hoops Wire they would be willing to part with them for a player who would make an immediate impact. Right now, not many of those types of players seem to be available.
But this is the NBA, and that could always change between now and the trade deadline in early February. For now, it appears available younger players such as Reddish are the Lakers’ primary potential targets.
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