Knicks trade for Cam Reddish in deal that sends Kevin Knox to Hawks

The Knicks are reuniting RJ Barrett with his old Duke teammate.

They’re now Zion Williamson away from recreating Duke’s former Big 3 in New York.

The Knicks swung a trade for Cam Reddish on Thursday, acquiring the 6-foot-8 wing from the Hawks in exchange for Kevin Knox and a protected first-round pick from the Hornets, a source confirmed to The Post. The Knicks will also receive Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-round pick via the Nets, as ESPN first reported.

Reddish, 22, was averaging 11.9 points on 37.9 percent shooting from deep in 34 games this season with Atlanta. The No. 10-overall pick in 2019 – the same draft Barrett went third overall – appears to be a low-risk, high-upside acquisition for the Knicks as they try to get back into playoff contention after a 21-21 start to the season.

Whenever he is ready to suit up with his new team – he missed Wednesday’s game with an ankle injury – Reddish will likely come off the bench. He could even get an immediate chance to face his old team as the Knicks travel to play the Hawks on Saturday.

Cam Reddish is headed to the Knicks
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Reddish is reportedly seeking an extension this summer, though he is under contract through at least 2023, at which point the Knicks will have his restricted free-agent rights.

Trading the third-year Reddish could open up future cap space for the Hawks while also landing them a first-round pick that they could use in future deals to land a bigger piece. The Hawks, who beat the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs last season, entered Thursday in 12th place in the Eastern Conference (right behind the Knicks) at 17-23.

The first-round pick the Knicks are sending to the Hawks is top-18 protected in 2022, top-16 in 2023 and top-14 in 2024 and 2025. If the Hornets keep the pick through 2025, it will turn into second-round picks in 2026 and 2027.

Kevin Knox was traded to the Hawks
Kevin Knox was traded to the Hawks
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The trade marks the end of Knox’s disappointing tenure in New York. The No. 9-overall pick in 2018 averaged 8.2 points across 195 games (61 starts) as a Knick.

Hill, who is on an expiring contract, is out for the season with a torn hamstring.

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