The New York Knicks Cam Reddish trade is the start of something bigger

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Cam Reddish, New York Knicks. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks completed a trade yesterday morning that sent Kevin Knox and the Charlotte Hornets’ 2022 1st round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill, and a future 2nd round pick. 

Although there had been rumblings about the Knicks being one of the teams reaching out about Cam Reddish, the trade sure came as a surprise. But that’s how these things go.

New York Knicks: Is Cam Reddish just the beginning?

There is a lot to dissect from this trade. It’s a trade that will likely have an impact on the team’s immediate and long-term future.

It’s not a blockbuster deal by any means. Really, it’s a calculated from the Knicks.

Reddish is far from a sure thing but his high-end potential is certainly there. This trade, however, is about a lot more than just Cam Reddish’s skillset on the court.

I don’t think the New York Knicks were in a market for a player of Reddish’s *current* skillset — a microwave scoring wing with size.

The New York Knicks were more interested in adding Reddish for what he could become and what he could attract.

I’m not going to beat around the bush to start this — yes, I will bring up Zion Williamson and the connections and all of that.

But really, trading Cam Reddish is highlighting where the Knicks are as an organization, and it’s a timetable that is easy to forget after last season’s incredible regular-season success.

This is just a piece of a puzzle in a larger plan.

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