3 ill-fated trades Raptors were wise to pass on before deadline

Toronto Raptors - Masai Ujiri (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Cam Reddish, Toronto Raptors
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 10: Cam Reddish #21 of the New York Knicks (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /

1. Cam Reddish

The prospect of trading for Reddish made sense for the Raptors, as he is the sweet-shooting young wing that this team needs. While New York relinquished a first-round pick to acquire him, things have not been going according to plan for the former Duke star.

Reddish is barely getting any playing time, as he has yet to top 20 minutes in one game for the Knicks and has just one game with more than eight points. Reports seem to suggest that Tom Thibodeau and Leon Rose were not on the same page with this trade, Thibs was not a big fan of the deal.

Toronto Raptors rumors: The Knicks may regret the Cam Reddish trade

While Reddish would almost assuredly be getting more playing time in Toronto, he might not have been the slam dunk that some expect he could have been. After all, he was making just 40% of his shots in Atlanta and he is due for a huge contract extension at some point shortly.

The Reddish deal is a sign that the Knicks are trying to add athleticism without worrying about how it fits into the rotation. Say what you will about Ujiri’s style of building a roster, but at least he has a very clear vision of what he wants. That vision is not Reddish.

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