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With the acquisition of Cam Reddish, the New York Knicks are looking to free up space for their star — which means Knicks players are available for trade.
When New York first traded for Cam Reddish, it was considered a steal from the Atlanta Hawks, but that doesn’t mean NYC was ready for Reddish.
Part of the reason Reddish wanted to be traded out of Atlanta was their depth at wing, but New York also has a “logjam of players” at the position soaking up minutes.
When Reddish was initially traded, RJ Barrett, Evan Fournier, Alec Burks and Quentin Grimes were all getting minutes, meaning that where Reddish would fall in the rotation was “a complete mystery.”
According to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, there’s now some clarity on how the Knicks plan to get Reddish more minutes: by opening up trade talks for four of their players.
“New York is looking to free playing time for Cam Reddish in Tom Thibodeau’s rotation after acquiring the Duke product from Atlanta for a first-round pick. Each of Nerlens Noel, Evan Fournier, Alec Burks and Kemba Walker are all considered available.”
New York Knicks have four players on the trading block to free up time for Cam Reddish
Since Reddish was traded on Jan. 13, he has only played three games for the Knicks, and he hasn’t played more than 11 minutes in any of these games. In two of these games, Reddish played just over five minutes per game. With the limited playing time, Reddish has hardly been able to contribute on offense, only scoring 12 points as a Knick. Almost half of those points were made on free throws.
Even if the Knicks are interested in this trade, Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau may not be all that thrilled about trading away to make room for him. According to Fischer, “there’s intel out there about that maybe Tom Thibodeau wasn’t necessarily gung ho about bringing in Cam Reddish.”