The Knicks have checked in with the Pistons regarding the No. 5 pick in the draft, Ian Begley of SNY.tv reports. Cam Reddish‘s name has come up in those conversations but it would take a significant package for Detroit to trade down the lottery. New York owns the No. 11 pick. The Knicks have also reportedly explored trading with the Kings for the No. 4 pick with their eyes on point guard Jaden Ivey.
We have more from the Atlantic Division:
- The Raptors have an early second-round pick at No. 33 and GM Bobby Webster says the team is looking for a “versatile” player at that spot, Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports tweets. “You kinda know what we’re doing here – versatile, defensive (minded), if they can make a shot; great,” Webster said. “Looking at those types of players typically.”
- Sam Hauser, Yam Madar, Juhann Begarin, Malik Fitts, Juwan Morgan, Matt Ryan and Brodric Thomas will be among the players on the Celtics’ summer league roster, assistant GM Austin Ainge told the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmselbach. Aaron Nesmith might also be on the squad.
- Raptors big men Chris Boucher and Thaddeus Young are headed to free agency and Minnesota might have some interest in both players, Eric Koreen of The Athletic speculates. Koreen breaks down other potential landing spots for the duo if they don’t return to Toronto.
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13 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Knicks, Reddish, Raptors’ Draft, Celtics’ Summer Roster, Boucher, Young”
Can’t wait to go to Summer League this year !! One week of bliss, basketball, and buffets LOL.. love it. See you there !!
I like Chris Boucher
He is top 5 free agent this summer excluding restricted and “fake” free agents. (Ex: Looney is fake FA)
6-10 – Power Forward
A long, lean and athletic shot blocker who can hit the three.
I think the Raps will bring him back, he knows his role and plays it perfectly.
Knicks are desperate, and are ready to make overpaid offer
Report says Knicks will clear up $25 million cap room
But not for Boucher, he’s an MLE max at most.
Yam Madar is interesting for the Celtics. They need a true point guard to handle the ball. Hope he can be that guy.
The c’s need to finally cut bait with Nesmithi know the have plenty of roster space to keep him but what’s the point
What is Thibs issue with Reddish? I know he hasn’t performed to the hype that followed him to Duke, but the kid has all the traits to be a very good 3 and D guy. The Knicks were nowhere close to being a playoff team last year, yet Thibs gave him minimal time on the court.
Thibs has no issue with Reddish. Like any real HC, he gives guys the minutes they earn. It’s the only way to hold a team together, and build a culture. Probably the only way players develop as well. I guess it’s Thibs’ fault that Reddish didn’t earn more minutes (despite the fact that he earned no more under his two ATL HCs).
Anyway, the 3 players ahead of Reddish in wing minutes when he was healthy were Barrett, Fournier and Grimes. If you were HC, who’s minutes would you have given him?
Is this why Thibs barely played Jimmy Butler in his rookie season & the first half of season 2?
The maniacally devoted to hard work Jimmy B didn’t earn minutes? Then magically earned them at the tail end of season 2 where he played 40+ min a night? (including the playoffs)
It seems more likely Thibs has his favorites, in attempt to stack his career win totals
No, Butler didn’t earn them to that point. You know nothing about Butler’s background if you think he came out of school ready to play regular rotation minutes for any NBA team. He was the 30th pick after 4 years in school for a reason. He came out with virtually no perimeter abilities.
Magic had nothing to do with what he became. It’s called development. The player’s talent and hard work are central. But so is effective coaching. GET THIS, sometimes that means not playing guys until they are ready to help the team win, and have demonstrated it to the coaches and their teammates.
What’s comical is that Butler credits Thibs with helping him develop into the player he is; whereas you’re saying he held Butler back. Do you really think that Butler is so clueless that he knows less about his own development than you do?
Thibs is the problem in New York! They have to dump him and go with a younger coach who the players respect and relate to like Sam Cassell. Thibs is dragging that team and the development of the young players down.
Nesmith will find his shot and be just fine.