Cam Reddish Traded to Knicks from Hawks; Kevin Knox Included in Deal | Bleacher Report

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Atlanta Hawks negotiated 22-year-old winger Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-round pick (via the Brooklyn Nets) to the New York Knicks for Kevin Knox and a 2022 protected first-round pick (via the Charlotte Hornets) on Thursday.

New York has also waived Ryan Arcidiacono in a corresponding move.

Adrien Wojnarowski ESPN’s first reported the trade news.

The Hawks had “canvassed the league” for a mid-level first-round pick or a young player in a potential reddish trade, Wojnarowski added. The Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers were among the teams that recently investigated a possible decision.

Reddish has been solid for the Hawks this season, averaging 11.9 points while hitting a career-high 37.9 percent on three. In his third season only, he continued to be a strong element of depth for the team.

But Atlanta doesn’t lack depth on the wing, with Bogdan Bogdanovic, De’Andre Hunter, Kevin Huerter and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot also available. The trio of Bogdanovic, Hunter and Huerter established themselves as the team’s top three options, giving players like Reddish fewer minutes.

So, a change of scenery might be the best way for the old Duke to maximize his potential. New York is certainly betting on that.

And he’ll have more than one season with him to prove his suitability for the franchise, as he’s under contract for the 2022-2023 season ($ 5.9 million) before becoming a restricted free agent.

Reddish was the Hawks’ 10th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, six picks after the team caught Hunter. In Atlanta, he was primarily portrayed as a good role player, largely off the bench.

The Knicks hope to see him take another step forward.

He will join a promising nucleus in New York that includes Julius Randle, former Duke teammate RJ Barrett and Kemba Walker, among others, providing quality depth on the wing. Players like Barrett, Reddish, Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin and Mitchell Robinson give the squad a young squad to build on, currently backed by a number of strong veterans.

Reddish isn’t going to turn the Knicks into legitimate title contenders. But it will help them in their quest for a second straight playoff spot.

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