The New York Knicks latest addition knows he has another level he can get to.
After acquiring the 22-year-old Reddish in a trade that sent Kevin Knox and Charlotte’s protected first-round pick to Atlanta, it’s been made clear that the team will take some time to get him on the court as he deals with a minor ankle injury.
Once he gets going, Reddish feels as though the sky is the limit for him in the big city.
New York Knicks could have a star in Cam Reddish
In an interivew with Marc Berman of the New York Post, Reddish said, “I feel like I can be a star.”
Just prior to the trade that sent him to New York, Hawks head coach Nate McMillan made some comments on how he saw Reddish as a “Paul George type of wing.”
The combination of size, length, athleticism, and scoring ability, have all been elements in Reddish’s projected NBA ceiling.
It also stems from what Reddish has been able to accomplish on the court in his basketball journey. Cam Reddish was the #2 player in the entire country in his recruting class, with his current teammate, RJ Barrett, being #1.
What’s interesting about all of this is how Reddish will begin the next step of his NBA career with the New York Knicks.
Reddish reportedly wanted to play somewhere else where he could get more playing time. Reddish was on a roster with depth on the wing — Bogan Bodanovic, Kevin Huerter, Danillo Gallinari and DeAndre Hunter — and now he’s joining a team that also has a logjam of players.
With RJ Barrett, Evan Fournier, Alec Burks and Quentin Grimes all getting minutes, where Cam Reddish will fall in the rotation is a complete mystery.
Reddish went on to say that “I’m not expecting to come in playing 35, 40 minutes whenever the next game is, but I’ve just got to come in and work my tail off.”
It’s going to be a long-term development — New York went out and traded for Cam Reddish as a buyer, so they’re going to want to see what they have in the young wing before extending him. Reddish’s time should come sooner rather than later.