Knicks reunite Cam Reddish with rising star RJ Barrett

Alder Almo

The New York Knicks have traded seldom-used Kevin Knox and a 2022 protected first-round pick (via Charlotte) to Atlanta Hawks for Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill, and a 2025 second round-pick (via Brooklyn), according to multiple reports.

ESPN first reported the deal that would reunite Reddish with his former Duke teammate and Knicks’ rising star RJ Barrett.

In December, Reddish, the 10th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, has shown flashes of his potential with a pair of 30-plus point games. For the season, the 6-foot-8 Reddish is averaging a career-best 11.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in a career-low 23 minutes while shooting 38 percent from three-point range.

Knox, the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, had been buried on the bench since Tom Thibodeau took over in New York. He hopes the change of scenery will help him get his NBA career on track. Knox averaged 8.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in a three-and-a-half season with the Knicks.

Ian Begley of SNY also reported that the Hawks initially sought rookie Quentin Grimes, but some Knicks decision-makers opposed dealing the 25th pick of this year’s draft. Grimes has earned his way into the rotation with his defense and reliable three-point shooting.

The Knicks’ pick to Atlanta is heavily protected (1-18 in 2022, 1-6 in 2023, 1-14 in 2024, and 1-14 in 2025; two second-round picks after 2025). The Knicks originally acquired the pick when they traded their no. 19 selection in the previous draft, which Charlotte used for Kai Jones.

The Knicks will have to release 10-day signee Ryan Arcidiacono to accommodate Hill for their 15th roster spot.

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