If the Knicks are buying players on deadline, they need to be able to adapt to the core in the long run. Cam Reddish, the tenth overall pick in 2019, should qualify.
Although the 21-year-old struggled with shooting efficiency, he offers an interesting blend of defensive and directing versatility. Its combination of size (6’8 “, 218 lbs) and skill gives it considerable flexibility when it comes to use and role.
That makes him an easy fit for a rebuilding roster, so New York should make the call to see if the Atlanta Hawks would consider moving Reddish given their overcrowding along the wings.
Between Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Danilo Gallinari and Kris Dunn, the Hawks have the perimeter depth to move forward without Reddish if the Knicks can give them a reason to do so.
Given the status of the roster, New York must be careful about overspending on any non-star. But if an exploratory phone call to Atlanta produces the right result, Reddish might make a lot of sense to pursue.