New York Knicks Players Most Effected By Cam Reddish Trade

RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish New York Knicks.. Mandatory Credit: Jason DeCrow/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Knicks just pulled off a surprising trade with the rival Atlanta Hawks that has landed them Cam Reddish.

Atlanta has dealt Reddish, along with Soloman Hill and a 2025 second-round pick (via Brooklyn), to New York for Kevin Knox and a 2022 first-round pick (via Charlotte).

I say this was a surprising move partially due to the fact that the timing of this trade seemingly came out of nowhere since there hasn’t been too much talk linking the Knicks to Reddish.

It had been reported that the Knicks had interest and it was no secret that the Hawks were looking to move him.

However, there wasn’t enough traction to suggest that it was much more than a rumor that New York would go after the third-year wing.

Which New York Knicks have been affected by the Cam Reddish trade?

Thankfully, not only did Leon Rose and company go after Reddish, they got it done in a swift and astonishing fashion.

This trade was a masterclass from the front office.

In Reddish, the Knicks are acquiring a young “three and D” stud who can play either small forward or shooting guard.

Not to mention he is a former Duke Blue Devil, having famously played with RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson during the 2018-19 college basketball season.

The other reason why this move was surprising is that New York didn’t give up much.

Knox was not only bound to be on his way out of The Garden either via trade of restricted free agency this summer, but he was unlikely to be traded on his own for anything more than an SRP.

Leon Rose obtained Reddish (whose worth is arguably equal to a lottery FRP) and even got a SRP on top of it.

Rose was able to take advantage of the Knicks cap space by taking on Hill and convincing the Hawks to give both the pick and Reddish as a reward for relieving them of that payment to Hill.

While not a very high price tag, the $2.3 million owed to Hill can be money spent elsewhere now if Atlanta makes more deals.

By the way, that Charlotte pick is heavily protected (top 18 in 2022, top 16 in 2023, and top 14 in 2024/25) and will revert to the Hornets if they can make the playoffs (they’re currently 7th in the East standings).

So the Knicks potentially got an expiring contract, a former lottery pick, and an SRP for two assets they very well could be without in a couple of months from now. Brilliant.

So, now that Reddish is in New York and clearly in line to see a sizable role, what players still on the team’s roster will be impacted the most by his presence?