A pair of Eastern Conference rivals have reportedly made a move, as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Knicks are finalizing a deal with the Hawks to acquire forward Cam Reddish.
New York will also acquire a second-round pick in 2025 and Solomon Hill, who is out for the year with a torn hamstring.
The Knicks will give up former first-round pick Kevin Knox, along with a protected 2022 first-round pick, which they held via the Hornets after trading to 19th overall pick to Charlotte for a future first-round pick back in July.
Ian Begley of SNY reported on Tuesday that the Knicks had interest in trading for Reddish, a 22-year-old who is averaging 11.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 38 percent from downtown. Over his three-year career, the former 10th overall pick is averaging 11.1 points per game on 38.5 percent shooting from the floor.
Knox was in the midst of his fourth season in New York after being taken ninth overall in 2018. He averaged 8.2 points per game in his Knicks tenure, while shooting 37 percent from the field. He was thrown into the first as a rookie, playing in 75 games and making 57 starts at 19 years old, but started just four games since.
The trade for Reddish will reunite him and RJ Barrett, who were teammates at Duke.
According to Begley, the Knicks and Hawks discussed a deal for Reddish that would include New York rookie Quentin Grimes, but some within the Knicks did not want to part with Grimes.
Reddish has one guaranteed year left on his rookie deal, and will become a free agent during the 2023 offseason.
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