A day after scoring 32 factors in a blowout win over the Mavericks, Knicks guard R.J. Barrett is being reunited with one in all his former Duke teammates. New York has reached a deal with Atlanta centered on wing Cam Reddish.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks are sending a protected 2022 first-round decide and Kevin Knox to the Hawks. In return, New York will obtain the 22-year-old Reddish, veteran ahead Solomon Hill, and a second-round decide by way of the Nets.
Reddish has performed a career-low 23.4 minutes per sport for the Hawks this season, regardless of a career-best 40% from the sphere in 37.9% from three in 2021-22. His 11.9 factors per sport can also be a profession excessive. In accordance to Wojnarowski, Reddish sought a deal to a group with whom he can carve out a bigger position, and doubtlessly land a large contract extension this low season.
In accordance to a number of studies, a Reddish-to-New York deal has been within the works for a while. SNY’s Ian Begley says an earlier framework for the commerce included Quentin Grimes heading to Atlanta, however New York brass balked at together with the 21-year-old rookie.
As an alternative, the Knicks opted to deal Knox, whose position has diminished every year within the league after a promising rookie marketing campaign in 2018–19. The 22-year-old ahead is averaging simply 8.5 minutes per sport in 13 appearances this season, scoring a career-low 3.6 factors per sport.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe confirmed that the Hawks have been in discussions with “a number of groups” on a Reddish deal, in the end deciding on this transfer with the Knicks.
The Knicks are presently tied for No. 21 place in a crowded Jap Convention at 21–21, one spot forward of the 17–23 Hawks. Atlanta has stumbled out of the gate after a shock run to the Jap Convention finals in 2021.
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