After the Knicks traded with the Hawks on Thursday, Kem Reddish wants to change the landscape and see what happens to them.
But they have to be patient before throwing it in the trash.
Reddish twisted his injured ankle in his last game with the Hawks on Sunday and will be sidelined for “a while”, but Knicks head coach Tom Tibodo said he did not know how long it would last.
So, the No. 10 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft will not be able to play his former team immediately when he faces the Knicks Hawks in Atlanta on Saturday, but the Knicks are wondering what he can do once he is healthy.
“It gives us a chance to look at Cam,” Tibodo said. “We’ll see when he comes here, we’ll see how he fits, and then we’ll leave. … Size, athletics, wing condition, and so on. Sometimes changing the landscape is good for people. So we’ll see how that happens. “
The Knicks dropped a defensive first-round pick (via the Hornets) and Kevin Knox Reddish, Solomon Hill (for the season) and a 2025 second-round pick.
RJ Barrett said Knicks management came to him before the sale to ask him a few questions about the former Duke teammate. He again said he was looking forward to joining forces with Reddish.
“It’s great to play with my brother the Duke again,” Barrett said. “It will be very interesting. I’m glad I can’t wait for him to come here. … I mean, he’s 6-8 years old, very skilled, [can] throwing the ball, finishing with both hands, plays great in defense. So, you will be a good, talented player.