Time is running out for the New York Knicks to make a move at the trade deadline, but they still have several avenues they can explore to inject more talent into the roster.
It was only a few weeks ago when the front office decided to send a 2022 first-round pick and Kevin Knox to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Hawks’ Cam Reddish.
Up to this point, Reddish has barely played since being added to the Knicks’ roster. He’s played in 14 minutes and 15 minutes in his last two games, finally experiencing a bit more action. However, the former first-round pick has only contributed a combined eight points in those two games, making a minimal impact. The only reason he’s seen an uptick is due to Quentin Grimes’ knee injury.
At the end of the day, Cam needs consistent minutes to develop chemistry with his teammates and adapt to Thibodeau’s offensive strategy. Reddish isn’t a superstar player that can simply adapt and dominate no matter the scenario, but reports have also indicated that Thibodeau wasn’t exactly keen on acquiring Reddish in the first place.
With that being said, it is possible that management looks to utilize Reddish as a trade piece at the deadline on Thursday afternoon. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Knicks can only include Reddish as a singular piece in a trade since they recently acquired him. If they want to use him as bait, they will likely need to find a multi-team trade, with one club consuming Reddish while the Knicks part ways with other pieces in the process to acquire more talent.
Per Ian Begley of SNY, the Knicks could flip Cam Reddish at the deadline:
It’s unclear if the Knicks offered Reddish in talks or if teams asked about him, but the Knicks hadn’t immediately shut down the conversation, per sources.