Getting to know the NY Knicks’ newest addition Cam Reddish

Cam Reddish, NY Knicks (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Cam Reddish, NY Knicks (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Hey Leon Rose, I’m accepting offers for any open front office spots if ya got’em…

For anyone who’s read my recent Cam Reddish-related article, you’d know I came up with the exact trade that just went down.

The Knicks have gotten away with highway robbery if you ask me.

Another fleecing by King Leon Rose in the month of January…seems he does his best work during this month ala Derrick Rose for a bag of salted peanuts.

The NY Knicks have traded for Cam Reddish

For those who don’t know, Cam Reddish was the 10th overall selection out of the 2019 NBA Draft alongside our very own RJ Barrett and of course, Zion Williamson – all three coming from Duke.

Reddish was the 3rd best High School player out of the 2018 class but once he made it to the college ranks, he eventually took a back seat to the ever more talented RJ and Zion.

But don’t let his 3rd wheel status in college fool you, he was still an absolute beast of a basketball player.

Then he entered the NBA as a raw, but talented prospect who always showed flashes of stardom but for some reason could never really put it all together.

Atlanta, unfortunately, has a smorgasbord of young talent, so someone was going to end up getting left behind and in this case, it was Reddish.

But it was never due to his inability as a basketball player but more so that the others around him were more finely tuned.

With more opportunity for minutes and a bigger role on a growing Knicks team, Reddish has about a year and a half to prove his worth before he’s up for an extension.

Cam is having his best season as a pro even though he’s averaging fewer minutes played per game than he did in his rookie and sophomore campaigns.

He’s currently averaging 11.9 points per game on 23 minutes played in comparison to last year where he averaged 29 minutes per game and 11.2 points.

He’s also shooting the ball the best he ever has, at a nearly 38% clip on essentially the same volume as last year where he only shot 26% from deep.

Coming off of arguably the best win of the season so far, this news is the icing on the cake.

Is this deal the pre-cursor for the Knicks landing Zion Williamson in the near future?

I guess we’ll just have to see.

You’ll be reading more in-depth news and analysis on Reddish in the coming days, we just wanted to get something out quickly for your reading enjoyment.


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