There have been multiple reports on the Knicks‘ asking price for Cam Reddish in recent weeks, with at least one story indicating the team wants two second-round picks while another suggested that just one would do the trick.
According to Fred Katz of The Athletic, the Knicks have expressed to certain teams that they want a pair of second-rounders for Reddish, but sources from rival clubs believe New York would be amenable to accepting just one.
As Katz observes, the deal the Lakers and Wizards made for Rui Hachimura might actually hurt the Knicks’ market for Reddish, even though Hachimura is also a restricted free-agent-to-be and netted Washington three second-rounders.
Hachimura was a regular contributor in Washington, whereas Reddish hasn’t played for nearly two months. Additionally, the Lakers were viewed as a prime suitor for Reddish, but no longer seem like a probable landing spot for the fourth-year forward, reducing the Knicks’ leverage in trade discussions.
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- Elsewhere in his story on the Knicks’ trade deadline considerations, Katz confirms that the team has become increasingly resistant to the idea of trading Immanuel Quickley after having been open to moving him earlier in the season and cites league sources who say New York has “decisively” turned down inquiries on reserve guard Miles McBride. McBride isn’t currently a major part of the Knicks’ rotation, but the team likes him “for the long haul,” Katz explains.
- If Derrick Rose remains on the roster through the trade deadline, buying him out and allowing him to sign with a contender is a possibility, according to Katz. But the Knicks have also discussed the idea of hanging onto the point guard into the offseason in case his $15.6MM team option for 2023/24 becomes a useful salary-matching asset in a trade for an impact player.
- Reserve center Isaiah Hartenstein was happy to be able to contribute to the Knicks’ win over Cleveland on Tuesday with some key defensive plays in crunch time, writes Steve Popper of Newsday. “It’s big. It’s kind of what I came here for,” Hartenstein said. “I know for myself if I’m not playing as good as I’m supposed to be playing I feel like I’m kind of letting the fans down, the city down a little bit. But I’m just going to keep getting better because I know I can do it. So keep getting better and keep representing for New York.”
- Head coach Tom Thibodeau likes what he’s seeing from a second unit that features Hartenstein, McBride, Quickley, and Obi Toppin playing alongside starter RJ Barrett, per Zach Braziller of The New York Post. “Huge. I mentioned it earlier that the bench was playing really well prior to RJ getting hurt, then Obi got hurt and we haven’t found our rhythm,” Thibodeau said. “Now I think we’re starting to find that rhythm again.”
8 thoughts on “Knicks Notes: Reddish, Quickley, McBride, D. Rose, More”
Knicks are the epitome of Buy High Sell Low. They trade a 1st for Cam. The coach hates him and never wanted him so they will take a 2nd to get rid of him.
The guy whose team drafted Fultz over Tatum. Got answers. Sixers Process will not net a ring. So the process was all hype. Just like your team. All those top picks for what ????
Sure would like to get DeRozan in NY. Let him end his career here. Help Make us a good playoff team. And get all the hype he deserves. Before he retires.
It’s looking like Quickley will stay. Unless there is a blockbuster trade.
I’m still waiting for a big trade ……..
Al, the Bulls would be happy to trade DeRozan for matching salaries and two unprotected firsts. Anything less is a pipe dream, as trading him is admitting their obvious front office failure, and they have to somehow make up for the humiliation.
If Rose gets bought out, he will end up back where he started, in Chicago, especially if they wave the white flag, as they will need to fill some seats.
As has been the case for months, I don’t see any NYK trades involving a player within the current 9 man rotation, or Sims for that matter. Makes sense, they’re playing well enough, and its a young group.
Toppin is the one trade possibility out of the 9 (only because he’s in year 3 and can’t get more than backup PF minutes), but they’d want something significant for him and its hard to see that type of deal getting done mid-year.
So, probably just housekeeping trades involving Reddish (unless they can’t get anything at all) and Rose (but only if he wants out, which to date he hasn’t). Fournier is certainly available but almost certainly staying; as things stand, his contract is harmless through its term.
They should look to trade Reddish for Boukniht and Jones, change of scenery would be good for all 3. They might have to add a couple seconds or Bucks first to deal but it might be worth it.
Kuzma to nyk is a good trade