Cam Reddish is proving the grass is not greener after the Atlanta Hawks trade

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It has come out since the Atlanta Hawks traded Cam Reddish that he was looking to find a team where he could have a bigger role with more playing time. He was subsequently traded to the New York Knicks with Solomon Hill and the Hawks received Kevin Knox in return. There were draft picks also involved in the trade but they are not relevant here.

Kevin Knox has only received limited playing time with the Hawks but he has taken to his role in that time. In this limited playing time, Knox has played well, scoring when he was needed to and just doing the team thing. He has not played much since the Hawks got their preferred unit back on the court but the Hawks have been better for not having Reddish on the court.

The Reddish tale of New York City is a very different proposition though. He was inactive for the first four games that he was a member of the Knicks franchise thanks to the injury he suffered as a member of the Hawks. However, in the eight games that he has been eligible to play for the Knicks, Reddish has only played in four of them.

The grass does not appear to be greener for Cam Reddish since he was traded by the Atlanta Hawks

In the four games that Reddish has played, he has averaged 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.5 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 8.8 minutes per game. Interestingly, Reddish has not registered a single assist in his 35 minutes of court time.

He has gone from having the worst plus/minus for the Hawks to already having a minus 14 net impact on the box score in just four games. In these games, he has gone 28.6 percent from the floor and 14.3 percent from beyond the arc. Interestingly Reddish has not missed any of the nine free throws that he has taken in these games.

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It is difficult to see Reddish getting much game time for the Knicks after his minus 21 impact against the Utah Jazz where the Knicks only lost by nine points. In fact, if Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau does not feel that he can integrate Reddish into his plans, the Knicks may already be looking to trade him.