- Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
- Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
- Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system
Will Cam Reddish take the next step in his development with the New York Knicks? Is trading Reddish addition by subtraction for the Atlanta Hawks?
The Knicks and Hawks, who met in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last year, teamed up again for an intriguing trade reported Thursday by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski — the biggest struck during the season thus far.
Reddish, whose NBA career has featured more promise than production, heads to New York to reunite on the wing with Duke teammate RJ Barrett. The Knicks presumably will offer Reddish a larger role after he averaged a career-low 23.4 MPG coming off the bench for Atlanta during his third season.
That decline in playing time had to do with a crowded Hawks wing rotation, which saw Reddish return after missing the second half of last season and most of the team’s run to the Eastern Conference finals due to injury. Even with starting small forward De’Andre Hunter sidelined nearly two months following knee surgery, there still wasn’t enough playing time for coach Nate McMillan to keep everyone happy. Hunter’s return to the lineup Wednesday night surely precipitated the timing of the deal.
Let’s take a look at the implications for both teams.
Knicks get: Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill, 2025 second-round pick (via Brooklyn)
Hawks get: Kevin Knox, protected first-round pick (via Charlotte)
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