2. Cam Reddish, New York Knicks
Imagine Reddish’s plight. After being traded from the Hawks despite some solid numbers, he probably imagined cooking on the Knicks’ bench alongside college teammate RJ Barrett. Just a half-year after the trade, Reddish and New York might be destined for a breakup.
Reddish averaged just 6.1 points per game in 14.3 minutes per game with the Knicks. Even though his 41.5% field goal percentage was generally in line with what he was doing in Atlanta, he was amassing averages of 11.9 points and 23.4 minutes per game. He just needs a better situation.
Cam Reddish could thrive with the Toronto Raptors.
Tom Thibodeau was clearly unwilling to change his rotation for Reddish, but the talent he showed in Atlanta would be welcomed in Toronto. A pure hooper like this on the bench can give the team some pop, even if they will need to work on making him a more reliable defender.
Reddish was instant offense off of the bench in Atlanta, and everything about his style of play suggests that he will have success in a similar role with the Raptors. Trading with the Knicks might be awfully hard, but we have seen much crazier things happen.