With the NBA trade due date 4 weeks away, the very first significant relocation was made today with a Cam Reddish trade from the Atlanta Hawks to the New York Knicks.
Cam Reddish Trade
The complete Cam Reddish trade information appear like this:
- Knicks Receive: Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill, and a 2025 second-round choice by means of the Brooklyn Nets.
- Hawks Receive: Kevin Knox and a 2022 secured first-round choice by means of the Charlotte Hornets.
New York is presently 21-21 after winning for the 4th time in their last 5 video games last night versus Dallas. Oddly enough, their next video game will remain in Atlanta on Saturday. They have actually been playing much better in spite of not having 2 of their marquee point player in Kemba Walker and Derrick Rose. One of the gamers that have actually filled that space is RJ Barrett, who will now reunite with his college colleague.
Barrett had a sluggish start to the season however has actually turned it on this month. He completed with back-to-back 30 point video games for the very first time in his profession last night in the success over the Mavericks. He has 3 30-point outbursts this month and is shooting half from three-point variety. Barrett and Reddish invested one season together at Duke prior to they were chosen 3rd general (Barrett) and 10th general (Reddish) in the 2019 draft.
Reddish has a cap hit of $4.7M and $5.95M
He is extension eligible this offseason
Hill is out for the season and is on an ending minimum agreement. He has veto power and will authorize the trade. https://t.co/4NliZsGkg6
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) January 13, 2022
The select going to Atlanta is greatly secured (1-18 in 2022, 1-6 in 2023, 1-14 in 2024, and 1-14 in 2025; 2 second-round choices after 2025). New York initially obtained the choice when they traded their number 19 choice in the previous draft, which Charlotte utilized to pick Kai Jones. The Knicks will need to launch Ryan Arcidiacono to include Hill, who gets their 15th lineup area.
Impact of Cam Reddish and Kevin Knox Trade
Both of these groups had lofty expectations after their playoff runs last season. Both have actually been big frustrations this year, which became part of the reason this offer was made. Atlanta was likewise extremely reluctant to use Reddish a huge agreement in the offseason, with a lot of gamers on their lineup requiring to be focused on. Reddish will now have the chance to play a larger function for a group and doing it on a huge phase.
Reddish balanced 27 minutes per video game in his novice year and saw that bumped as much as 29 minutes last season. This year that number has actually dropped to simply 23 minutes in spite of shooting career-high portions from 3 (38 percent), the free-throw line (90 percent), and 40 percent in general from the flooring. He must have an instant effect for New York as they attempt to return into the playoff hunt.
The burning concern surrounding this Knicks group now is how do they finish the Duke reunion with Zion Williamson? The super star has yet to see the flooring this season as the New Orleans Pelican continues to rehab his hurt foot.
Reddish and Barrett together once again will sustain every Zion report on the planet.
If they can get Mike Krzyzewski to coach them this group might reach the Elite Eight sooner or later.
— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) January 13, 2022
The Hawks are maximizing their lineup as they restore a few of their essential gamers that have actually run out the lineup. Trae Young has actually had a strong season in spite of a couple of off nights, however the group has actually been having a hard time. Most of the league has actually understood for weeks that Reddish was readily available, and would likely be dealt, however the Hawks may not be done after this offer.
The Atlanta Hawks are open for service, per @JakeLFischer
“‘Everyone but Trae Young and Clint Capela are available,’ one assistant general manager told B/R.” pic.twitter.com/2uIPYYZfNj
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 13, 2022
The Hawks might have an improvement task in Knox, however the 9th choice in the 2018 draft simply never ever discovered his function in New York and has actually not been a target for other groups. The genuine acquisition for Atlanta here is the first-round choice, which provides basic supervisor Travis Schlenk another favorable property to utilize in future trades as they attempt to enhance this group. After making it to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2015, the Hawks sit at 17-23 now, ahead of just the Pacers, Pistons, and Magic.
Atlanta has actually won simply 5 video games given that the start of December and has a hard roadway ahead. They remain in Miami tonight and have video games versus the Bucks, Timberwolves, Heat, Hornets, Celtics, Lakers, Raptors, Suns, and Mavericks prior to the trade due date. They will require to make some transfer to resolve their defense, as they quit the fifth-most points of any group this season and rank 28th in protective ranking.