New Knick Cam Reddish will be out 'for a while' with ankle sprain

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Knicks fans will have to wait a while to see the team’s newest acquisition in action.

Head coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters on Friday that Cam Reddish, brought in via trade with the Hawks on Thursday, will be out “for a while” as the 22-year-old recovers from a sprained ankle.

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New York traded Kevin Knox and a protected first-round pick to Atlanta for Solomon Hill, a 2025 second-round pick, and Reddish, who initially rolled his right ankle in a win over the 76ers back on Dec. 23.

Reddish came back and played over 30 minutes in each of the next three games, but lasted just 10 minutes in a win over the Cavaliers on Dec. 31 before being ruled out with the same injury. He missed a game before coming back on Jan. 5, but played just 17 minutes over the next two games before tweaking the ankle again against the Clippers on Jan. 9. He hasn’t played since.

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Whenever he is ready to return, the Knicks will be excited to see what the former 10th overall pick can do.

“It gives us an opportunity to look at Cam,” Thibodeau said via the New York Post. “Size, athleticism, wing position. Sometimes a change of scenery is good for people. So we'll see how it unfolds.”

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