The NBA trade deadline has been officially reached. Less than a month remains until the deadline, so teams are opening shop rapidly to try to better their franchise’s status. New York Knicks guard and former No. 10 overall pick Cam Reddish is expected to be a focal point for both the Knicks and Lakers.
A year has passed since the Knicks acquired Reddish in a trade just before the 2022 trade deadline when rumors began to circulate that the Lakers would be interested in him. The Atlanta Hawks wanted a first-round draught pick from Los Angeles, but the Clippers were not interested.
The Knicks reportedly offered two second-round picks to Atlanta, but the Hawks finally decided to pass. Reddish has played in only 35 of the Knicks’ 81 games this season, demonstrating the team’s evident buyer’s remorse. Reddish has been on the trade block again for a few weeks, and the Lakers have shown immediate interest.
Michael Scotto of HoopsHype says the Knicks want two second-round choices in exchange for Reddish. This agreement appears to be a win-win situation on paper. According to reports, the Knicks want two second-round picks, the same number of picks Los Angeles was willing to give to Atlanta a year ago.
The Lakers need wing depth, and they need it badly. Reddish is far from a perfect player, but he represents the type of player Los Angeles needs. Despite his height and defensive prowess (6’8″), he has struggled offensively and statistically from the field throughout his career.
And a new beginning with a team that wants Reddish may be a turning point in his career. Both the Hawks and the Knicks have handled Reddish as though he were expendable, and the Lakers have wanted him for far too long for them to treat him the same way.
Lakers Unwilling to Trade Unprotected First-Round Pick for Bojan Bogdanovic
Other rumors involve a possible trade involving Bojan Bogdanovic of the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Pistons have made it obvious that they want a first-round selection in exchange for the 33-year-old sharpshooter, but new speculations suggest that the Lakers are unwilling to offer an unprotected first-rounder.
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