When the Atlanta Hawks selected Cam Reddish with the 10th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft the expectation was clear: they wanted him to serve as a foundational piece for the franchise.
Unfortunately, despite showing glimpses of star potential at Duke, he just never really became that player.
In 2022, Atlanta sent Reddish to the New York Knicks. Some thought he might revive his career there, but between injuries and an inability to crack the rotation nothing materialized on that front either.
With the NBA Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, it seems likely that New York will look to dump Reddish.
This week, NBA insider Mike Scotto revealed that two teams seem to be the favorites to make something happen for Reddish.
Those teams? The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks.
“The Knicks are willing to part with Reddish for two second-round picks,” Scotto reported.
“The Lakers, Bucks, and other teams have inquired about the asking price for Reddish, who was shooting a career-high 44.9 percent from the field before being benched, HoopsHype has learned.”
So far this year Reddish has played in 20 games and is averaging 8.4 points per game on 44.9 percent shooting from the field and 30.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc.
Will he meaningfully alter the seasons either the Lakers or Bucks are having? Probably not. Or at least not unless he finally decides to live up to the potential many thought he had coming out of Duke.
If the Lakers don’t make this move for Reddish, they are currently exploring deals involving 8 separate players. They are also 1 of 4 teams that appear to be in the hunt for Trae Young, should the Hawks opt to deal him.
The Bucks, meanwhile, haven’t been closely linked to any other big moves.
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It will be interesting to see where all parties involved go from here. If Reddish gets another shot in L.A. or Milwaukee – he better make the most of it.
New York was his second chance. The next stop will be his third.
Most likely, he will not get a fourth one.