Trade in the East, the Knicks are hitting the market very well!

A stone’s throw from the trade deadline of February 10, the market is slowly starting to heat up. This Thursday, it is on the east side that things are moving, with a deal in which the Knicks are successful. We take stock.

It has been several days since rumors started to gain traction, particularly on the Eastern Conference side. Without much surprise, therefore, Adrian Wojnarowski announced this afternoon the first of what will be a plethora of trades to come in the coming weeks. And it was the Knicks and the Hawks who did the business, on the Cam Reddish case.

Cam Reddish joins the Knicks!

The Atlanta Hawks send winger Cam Reddish to the New York Knicks in a deal that includes a 2022 protected first-round pick, via Charlotte. The Knicks also acquire Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-round draft via Brooklyn.

The Knicks include Kevin Knox in the Atlanta trade.

Reddish, 22, gets his wish to join a team that gives him a bigger role and expansion this summer, and the Hawks are grabbing a first-round draft that could come in handy in even more trades to improve the roster.

The Knicks thus recover 2 players, while Atlanta makes room in the roster and recovers a valuable asset for other movements on the market. In full rout, the Hawks lose face this season, and trades are becoming urgent to restore momentum around Trae Young. So clearly expect things to still move in Georgia.

As a reminder, Reddish, 10th pick of the 2019 Draft and former sidekick of Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett at Duke, turns this season at 11.9 points in 34 games. There is no doubt about his potential, and the Knicks may well have pulled off a great deal by securing the services of the promising forward.

The famous « trade season » is launched, and it is the Knicks and Hawks who give us the first thrill. One thing is certain: New York fans must be rubbing their hands at the news.

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