Cam Reddish made his debut in a New York Knicks uniform ten days after being traded from the Atlanta Hawks for Kevin Knox and a first-round draft pick on Sunday. Reddish made his return to court after recovering from an ankle sprain he has been dealing with since January 9th.
Before the game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Cam shared his thoughts on the trade and his excitement to start the next phase of his NBA career via the New York Post.
“To be honest, I didn’t know what was going to happen with the whole trade situation,” Reddish said. “I literally woke up to it all and ended up in New York. So, I’m just excited, man, to just get started. I can’t really control everything, minutes, and stuff like that. But I can control my attitude and my effort. I’m going to do my best to give all that up.”
Even though Reddish only played five minutes and scored two points off a layup and grabbed two rebounds, Knicks Coach Tom Thibodeau is focusing on how his new small forward can fit in the Knicks roster.
Cam Reddish gets his first bucket as a Knick 👏 pic.twitter.com/eGZ4Q4DQpH
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 23, 2022
“It’s a good question. See, I do love Cam’s size,” Thibodeau said. “Right now, we’re focused more on the wing position at the two and the three. But eventually, I do want to get a look at that to see where that goes. But I don’t think you could have enough wings, and that’s why we did the deal.”
The former 10th overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft averaged 11.9 points, 2.5 boards, and 1.1 assists in 23.4 minutes per game as a Hawk this season.