The Knicks are intensifying their efforts to trade Cam Reddish.
According to Marc Stein (Substack), the forward is the player on the team deemed most likely to be moved before the trade deadline. Stein mentions the Mavericks as a potential suitor.
Dallas is always active on the trade market (the team struck a deal with the Wizards for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans at last year’s trade deadline). ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports that Luka Doncic wants the team to make further moves ahead of this year’s deadline.
Sources said Doncic, who hasn’t shown a desire to be involved in personnel matters in the past, has strongly indicated he wants the Mavs to upgrade before the Feb. 9 trade deadline.
Reddish arrived in New York via trade with the Hawks last January and he hasn’t seen a consistent role in the Knicks’ rotation. The former Duke star has played in a total of 35 games for the Knicks over the past calendar year, averaging 7.4 points in 18.7 minutes per contest.
More NBA Trade Buzz
- The Wizards have had discussions with rival teams about Rui Hachimura, per Charania and Josh Robbins of The Athletic. This isn’t the first time that Hachimura’s name appears in the rumor mill with a recent report indicating that Washington and Phoenix spoke about a deal that would send Jae Crowder to the franchise as part of deal that would see Hachimura playing for the Suns. The latest report is another indication that the team may be favoring a long-term deal with Kyle Kuzma, however.
- The Cavaliers are among the teams that have interest in acquiring Bojan Bogdanovic, as Charania writes in a separate piece. The Pistons have a high asking price for Bogdanovic and Cleveland isn’t alone in their pursuit. The Raptors, Lakers, Pelicans, Bucks, and Mavericks have all been linked to the 33-year-old.
- While Houston is enduring yet another disappointing year, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reports that the franchise intends to go “star hunting” once the offseason arrives. James Harden has been linked to the Rockets and the franchise should have the cap space to make a max contract. Trading for a star is another option for the team should they go in this direction rather than taking a more traditional rebuilding path.
- The Rockets are open to Eric Gordon and Charania (via the aforementioned piece) indicates that Houston is seeking either a good young player or a first-round pick in a deal for the veteran guard.