The Knicks are envious to see what Cam Reddish can bring them with a change of scenery after Thursday’s trade with the Hawks.
But they have to be patient before they actually throw him into the hole.
Reddish will be out “for a while” with a sprained ankle he suffered Sunday in his last game with the Hawks, though Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said he did not know how long that would last.
So the No. 10 in the 2019 NBA draft will not get the chance to play his former team immediately when the Knicks face the Hawks on Saturday in Atlanta, but the Knicks are intrigued by what he can do once he is healthy.
“It gives us a chance to look at Cam,” Thibodeau said. “We’ll see when he comes here, see how he fits in and then we’re going to get there. … Greatness, athleticism, wing position, that sort of thing. Sometimes a change of scenery is good for people. So we will see how it turns out. “
The Knicks gave up a protected choice for the first round (via the Hornets) and Kevin Knox to land Reddish, Solomon Hill (out for the season) and a second round of 2025.
RJ Barrett said Knicks management came to him for the trade to ask a few questions about his former Duke teammate. He said he was looking forward to working with Reddish again.
“It’s great to be playing with my Duke brother again,” Barrett said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. I’m happy, can not wait until he gets here. … I mean, he’s 6-8, very talented, [can] shoots the ball, finishes with both hands, plays great defense. That you get a good, talented player. “