Cam Reddish shoulder injury update is great sign for Knicks

The New York Knicks made a splash at the end of January when they traded Kevin Knox and a 2022 first-round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill, and a 2025 second-round pick.

Reddish’s playing time was limited by Tom Thibodeau and it wasn’t until the day before he got injured that he had his best game with the Knicks.

In the 116-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Mar. 6, Reddish finished with 17 points (4-of-7) in 25 minutes. That was the most points that he’s scored with New York as well as the most time that he’s spent on the court as a Knick.

It was announced on Mar. 10 that he’d be out for the remainder of the 2021-22 season with a right shoulder AC joint injury. That was a little over nine weeks ago and Reddish’s recovery was expected to take about six weeks. And reportedly, the forward’s back on the court.

New York Knicks’ Cam Reddish has resumed basketball activities.

According to New York Post’s Marc Berman, Reddish has been working out at the Knicks training center. Berman wrote:

According to multiple sources, Reddish has been at the Knicks’ training center over the last week and has started basketball activities, including light shooting.

Other young players — including Quentin Grimes, Miles McBride, Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley and Jericho Sims — joined the workouts on Monday. RJ Barrett suffered a season-ending knee sprain on April 8 and his status is unclear.

It’s a great sign that Reddish has been cleared to resume light basketball activities and gets to be back on the floor with his teammates. The 2022 offseason will be his first in New York and his health is of the utmost importance because it can help to set him up for success in 2022-23 with the Knicks.

There have been trade talks surrounding Reddish, but the majority of fans seem to believe that he deserves a shot to prove himself in New York. And that sentiment is right.

Things went south with Reddish in Atlanta and after being the No. 10 pick in the 2019 draft, he has a chance to re-establish himself with the Knicks. Hopefully, he’ll get that opportunity.