The New York Knicks have agreed to commerce Cam Reddish, Ryan Arcidiacono, Svi Mykhailiuk and a protected first-round decide to the Portland Trail Blazers in alternate for Josh Hart, in line with Adrian Wojnarowski. The decide the Knicks are sending is their very own 2023 first-round decide, which is lottery protected. If it doesn’t convey this yr, it should flip into 4 future second-round picks.
Hart, a flexible participant on either side of the ball, was additionally dealt on the deadline final season, when the New Orleans Pelicans despatched him to the Blazers within the CJ McCollum commerce. In 51 video games as a starter for the Blazers this season, he averaged 9.5 factors, 8.2 rebounds and three.9 assists, whereas offering stout perimeter protection. However, he struggled along with his shot, making simply 30.4 % of his 3-point makes an attempt.
Given his aggressive mindset on the defensive aspect of the ball, Hart ought to match proper into the tradition set by head coach Tom Thibodeau. He’ll additionally get to crew up with former Villanova teammate Jalen Brunson, who was thrilled concerning the transfer. The duo gained an NCAA championship collectively in 2016.
This can also be the second deadline in a row that Reddish has been moved. The Knicks acquired him from the Atlanta Hawks in alternate for Kevin Knox and a future first-round decide, which initially belonged to the Charlotte Hornets and has not but conveyed. While the entrance workplace hoped that Reddish might be a reclamation mission below Thibodeau, that didn’t occur. Reddish solely ended up enjoying 35 whole video games for the Knicks, and shortly fell out of the rotation this season; he has not seen the courtroom since Dec. 3. Perhaps his fortunes shall be higher in Portland, however the likelihood is working out for the No. 10 general decide.
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