Ex Atlanta Hawks F Cam Reddish Shows Guys Aren’t Always Greener

He’s been out since the Atlanta Hawks traded Cam Reddish that he was looking to find a team where he could have a bigger role with more playing time. He was later traded to the New York Knicks with Solomon Hill and the Hawks received Kevin Knox in return. There were draft picks also involved in the trade, but they’re irrelevant here.

Kevin Knox only received limited playing time with the Hawks, but he took his role around this time. In that limited playing time, Knox played well, scoring when needed and just doing the team thing. He hasn’t played much since the Hawks got their favorite unit back on the field, but the Hawks have been better off not having Reddish on the field.

The Reddish Tale of New York, however, is a very different proposition. He was inactive for the first four games he was a member of the Knicks franchise thanks to the injury he suffered as a member of the Hawks. However, in the eight games he was eligible for the Knicks, Reddish only played in four of them.

The grass doesn’t look greener for Cam Reddish since he was traded by the Atlanta Hawks

In the four games Reddish played, he averaged 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks in 8.8 minutes per game. Interestingly, Reddish didn’t register any assists in his 35 minutes on the pitch.

He went from worst over/under for the Hawks to a net minus 14 impact on the box score in just four games. In those games, he went from 28.6 percent on the ground and 14.3 percent from beyond the arc. Interestingly, Reddish didn’t miss any of the nine free throws he made in those games.

It’s hard to see Reddish getting much playing time for the Knicks after his minus-21 impact against the Utah Jazz where the Knicks were down just nine points. In fact, if Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau doesn’t feel he can fit Reddish into his plans, the Knicks may already be looking to trade him.

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