Did the Knicks win the Cam Reddish commerce? Hawks reportedly ship former lottery decide to New York for Kevin Knox and first-round decide

NBA trades have not been flowing the best way they normally do round this time of yr, however followers received one thing on Thursday when ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Knicks are buying Cam Reddish from the Hawks in change for a 2022 first-round decide (by way of Charlotte), a 2025 second-round decide (by way of Brooklyn), Kevin Knox and Solomon Hill.

The deal sends Reddish, who was the No. 10 decide within the 2019 NBA Draft, to a brand new location the place he ought to see extra alternatives for enjoying time than he has throughout his three-year stint in Atlanta.

Was there a transparent winner and loser within the deal? Let’s break it down and see how this commerce works out for each groups.

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Did the Knicks win the Cam Reddish commerce?

Briefly, the reply is sure.

Reddish, 22, provides the Knicks a younger scorer and shot creator on the wing who hasn’t had a lot of an opportunity to show his full capabilities at the NBA degree up to now. Reddish is averaging a career-high 11.9 factors this season, however he solely performed 23.four minutes per recreation for the Hawks. His capturing splits of .402/.379/.900 are one of the best marks of his profession and he confirmed flashes of a participant who might someday make an affect for a group if given the runway to take action.

His per-36 numbers provide you with a greater thought of what he may very well be able to, averaging 18.Three factors, 3.Eight rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 steals. He is had just a few breakout moments when given an uptick in minutes this season, together with two 20-point video games and two 30-point video games, one in all which he caught hearth and knocked down a career-high eight 3-pointers.

Each 30-point video games got here inside a one-week span the place Reddish had entered the Hawks’ beginning lineup because of the variety of gamers being out within the league’s well being and security protocols.

His dimension, listed at 6-foot-Eight with a wingspan over 7-feet, makes him an intriguing versatile defender. It is going to be fascinating to see what defensive-minded head coach Tom Thibodeau can do to maximise his potential on that finish of the ground.

Lastly, the deal reunites Reddish together with his Duke faculty teammate RJ Barrett, giving a familiarity between one of many Knicks franchise cornerstones and their new acquisition.

Reddish and Barrett had loads of alternatives to work on their two-man recreation throughout their lone season at Duke as star ahead Zion Williamson missed a month of motion after struggling a knee damage when his shoe blew out throughout a recreation.

Knicks followers, get excited to see a few of this:

Reddish’s position on the group is, after all, nonetheless unknown, however it’s onerous to consider the Knicks would spend a first-round decide on a participant they do not intend to play. It is going to be enjoyable to see how he matches into New York’s rotation as soon as the commerce is finalized.

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What’s in it for the Hawks?

Reddish was set to hit restricted free company this offseason and after paying Trae Younger, Clint Capela and John Collins, together with the profitable offers they prolonged Bogdan Bogdanovic and Danilo Gallinari to 2 offseasons in the past, it was unlikely they’d have been capable of match any kind of huge supply for the 22-year-old wing.

This assures they get one thing in return for a former top-10 decide (to not point out the added stress that Reddish was the participant Atlanta chosen with the extra first-round decide it acquired within the draft-day deal that despatched Luka Doncic to the Mavericks for Younger).

The transfer is probably going the primary of what may very well be a sequence of trades, with Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer’s newest NBA commerce intel stating that one assistant GM mentioned, “Everybody however Trae Younger and Clint Capela can be found.”

It’s value noting that Collins, the Hawks’ most useful commerce piece, isn’t eligible to be moved till Jan. 15 as a result of he simply signed an extension this offseason, so it is going to be just a few days earlier than these potential discussions escalate.

The Hawks are struggling after a breakout run to the Jap Convention Finals final season, proudly owning a 17-23 file up to now, 3.zero video games again from even holding a spot within the Play-In Match.

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