The stove is hot, and the Knicks just made a solid move. Just like last season with DRose, another midseason move that can help push the Knicks to the playoffs. Cam Reddish comes over to the Knicks via a Hawks trade, reuniting with his former Duke Blue Devil teammate, RJ Barrett. Is Zion next?!
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Honestly, love to see it. Reddish is a a young raw talent, that offers great guard/forward depth to New York, and showed a lot of potential as a wing. To bring in a familiar name and a former top ten pick for a first rounder that wasn't theirs and Kevin Knox is totally worth it. The Charlotte pick being traded was Top-18 protected and Knox has been on the outskirts in the Thibodeau system. All of the Knicks' draft day maneuverings look even better now considering that's how they acquired the pick to land Cam Reddish.
Reddish was the 10th overall pick in 2019 by the Hawks averaging 10.7ppg/3.8ast/1.5reb in 55 starts. He also averaged close to 13 points in the playoffs last season. He has been backlogged by Bogdan Bogdanovic, Cam Reddish, and Kevin Huerter, so hopefully he'll shine alongside RJ, and without Trae Young.
They also bring in Solomon Hill, who offers a solid vet experience, and another 2nd rounder in 2025, which just offers more trade capital and draft assets. What's wild about this move is the Knicks essentially turned 2021 draft picks #19, 21 and 32 into Reddish, Grimes, McBride, and Jokubaitis. Not baddddddd.
The NBA trade deadline is less than a month away, maybe this is the next spark for the Knicks. In Leon Rose we trust, time to go to work.