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Knicks Rumors: Cam Reddish Trade Discussions 'Intensify' Ahead of Deadline

Adam WellsJanuary 18, 2023

New York Knicks forward Cam Reddish (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
AP Photo/David Zalubowski

Three weeks away from the NBA trade deadline, Cam Reddish's time with the New York Knicks could be coming to an end soon.

Per NBA insider Marc Stein, the Knicks' trade discussions involving Reddish have recently intensified. The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks are among the teams pursuing the 23-year-old.

Reddish wouldn't solve the Lakers' need for more shooting. He is a 39.3 percent career shooter from the field and a 32.3 percent career shooter from behind the arc.

The Bucks could use more wing depth, especially with Khris Middleton still trying to work his way back from a right knee injury. Dallas could use more depth at virtually every position outside of point guard.

There's been ongoing speculation that Reddish was going to be moved at some point during the season.

Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reported last month that Reddish's representatives were working to find a trade after the two sides couldn't reach agreement on a contract extension and head coach Tom Thibodeau was unable to find a role for him.

Around the same time Bondy's report came out, The Athletic's Fred Katz noted the Knicks were looking to attach either Reddish or Immanuel Quickley to make a deal involving Evan Fournier more attractive to teams.

Reddish has denied rumors that he requested a trade from the team.

"I haven't requested any trades. I have not," he told reporters after a Dec. 7 game against the Atlanta Hawks. "Y'all seem to know more than me, for real. I don't know what y'all talking about, but I haven't requested no trade, nothing like that."

Reddish is in the final season of his rookie contract. He can become a restricted free agent in the offseason if he receives a qualifying offer.

The Knicks haven't used Reddish in a game since Dec. 3 when he played nine minutes in a 121-100 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The former Duke standout is averaging 8.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 20 appearances this season.