With the season now to be forgotten, the New York Knicks had little to play for in the 16 games that separate them from the off-season. One of the reasons for interest, however, was Cam Reddish: the player who arrived in January from the Atlanta Hawks (in an exchange in which a first choice was sold to the Draft) had begun to gain some space in the rotation of coach Tom Thibodeau, overcoming twice the 20 minutes on the pitch after the All-Star Game break and scoring 17 points in the recent Los Angeles win against the Clippers.
Not even the time to earn the coach’s trust, however, which immediately came to the bad news: as written by ESPN, the 22-year-old suffered a dislocation in his right shoulder that will require at least six weeks of recovery, thus putting an early end to his season. A big setback for the Knicks management, who wanted to fully evaluate the last 16 regular-season games before deciding on Duke’s product, who will be able to sign a contract extension this summer. If no deal is reached, Reddish will be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2023, giving the Knicks a chance to match every offer for him.