New York Knicks front office struck again with a clever and measured move to acquire Cam Reddish, and Solomon Hill. Knicks also received a 2025 second round pick in the deal and waived Ryan Arcidiacono in order to open a roster spot in the low risk high reward move. Kevin Knox got shipped to Atlanta along with a protected first round pick. Leon Rose, World Wide West, Scott Perry, alongside Walt Perrin and others are combining all their pull and now the Knicks currently possess the third selection and the tenth selection of the 2019 NBA Draft lottery. Knicks have a plethora of top high school talent including Quentin Grimes, Mitchell Robinson, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish, and even Julius Randle who is in his prime. There is speculation circulating about Zion Williamson being a Knick on the future. Could the Knicks front office make that happen without giving up too much?
The Rise Of Rokas Jokubaitis.
The Knicks selected four solid draft picks during the 2021 NBA Draft. Quentin Grimes, Miles McBride, and Jericho Sims are all solid building blocks. New York’s 34th pick Jokas Jokubaitis who once played decent during Knicks summer league last offseason, has been playing spectacular basketball as of late for FC Barcelona, catapulting himself into the Rising Stars Award discussion. A week ago, the Lithuanian point guard actually won EuroLeague’s mid-season GM survey by being named the favorite to win the Rising Star Award. The 21-year old 6’4” silky smooth lefty point guard currently playing for FC Barcelona of the Spanish Liga ACB and EuroLeague is averaging 8.5-points, 2.1-assists in 17.3-minutes per game in the Liga ACB league. Jokubaitis signed a four year deal with FC Barcelona of the Spanish Liga ACB and EuroLeague back in July 2021.
Cam Reddish 3&D Ability Fits Well in Tom Thibodeau’s System.
Knick fans will find out real soon whether or not Tom Thibodeau appreciates what Reddish brings to the table, especially defensively. The 6’8” 7’1” wingspan Philadelphia native has elite ability to be disruptive on defense and accurate from three point territory on offense. Reddish is currently averaging 11.9-points, a steal, and an assist while shooting 90% from the free throw line on 2.4 free throw attempts per game. The 22year old has issues with consistency and injuries. Many scouts love the fact Reddish is a solid free throw shooter and decent three point shooter as well. Will the Knicks gamble on Reddish pay off? Only time tell.
Overall, the Knicks seem to be in solid position future-wise. A good amount of draft picks and clever maneuvering from the current Knicks front office will push the organization closer and closer to multiple winning seasons including championship contention.