The New York Knicks made a risky bet in late January when they traded Kevin Knox and a 2022 first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks for Cam Reddish, Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-round pick. The goal was clear. : Find the best version of the former Duke player. However, Tom Thibodeau limited his minutes and, just after signing his best performance with the Knicks, he injured his shoulder.
In a 116-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on March 6, Reddish finished with 17 points in 25 minutes. It was supposed to be his highest score with the New York franchise. Days later, on March 10, it was announced that he would be out for the rest of the season due to an injury to his right shoulder joint.
Months later, it seems that Reddish is ready to face the next season in the best possible way. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Reddish has been working out at the Knicks’ training center and has started basic drills, including shooting.
It’s a great sign that Reddish has been cleared to resume light activities and is able to get back on the court with his teammates. The 2022 preseason will be his first with the Knicks and his physical condition will be decisive. Some have questioned the Reddish trade, but most fans seem to believe he deserves a chance to prove himself in New York. Things went wrong with Reddish in Atlanta after being the 10th pick in the 2019 draft. Now, he has a chance to get the thorn out with the Knicks.
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