NBA Trade Rumors: Cam Reddish and the Pistons Discuss New York Moving Up in the Draft
After a poor 2021-22 season, the Knicks may target a top 2022 NBA draught prospect this summer.
Cam Reddish's name has come up in trade talks between the Knicks and Pistons for the No. 5 selection in this year's draught.
The Hawks traded Reddish to the Knicks in 2021-22. He averaged 14.3 minutes in 15 games for Tom Thibodeau.
In 26.3 minutes a game over two and a half seasons with the Hawks, he averaged 11.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.
ESPN's Zach Lowe reported on NBA Today that the Knicks had been "far more active" in trade talks before Thursday's draught.
Begley stated that the Knicks had discussed paying multiple first-round picks for the Kings' No. 4 pick. Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin, or Quentin Grimes could be lost.
Begley believes the Pistons would demand a similar price for the No. 5 pick.
The Knicks are reportedly interested in Jaden Ivey, the top point guard in this year's class. Jabari Smith Jr., Chet Holmgren, and Paolo Banchero are expected to go first, with Ivey next.
The 20-year-old averaged 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 36 games for the Boilermakers. He shot 46 percent from the floor and 35.8 percent from deep.
The Knicks are also interested in Pacers veteran Malcolm Brogdon. In 36 games, the 29-year-old averaged 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists.
Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report said the Knicks will aim to clear $25 million in cap space to sign Dallas Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson.
The Knicks need a point guard after Kemba Walker underperformed in 2021-22 and was benched in February.
Derrick Rose played 26 games for New York before suffering an ankle injury.
The Knicks can't rely on Alec Burks again in 2022-23 if they want to return to the playoffs. It's no wonder GM Scott Perry is weighing his options this summer.