Lakers trade rumors: LA eyeing Knicks forward

Lakers trade rumors: LA eyeing Knicks forward

NBA training camp starts in a few weeks, and while the New York Knicks’ hopes of taking on Donovan Mitchell have been dashed, they may not be done making changes to their roster just yet. There remains one player on the Knicks list who would like to be traded. According to the New York Post, Knicks forward Cam Reddish wants a bigger role and doesn’t see that as a possibility in New York.

Reddish and the Knicks’ relationship didn’t get off to the fairytale start, as Tom Thibodeau wasn’t pro-deal in the first place and the Knicks pulled the trigger anyway. By the way, the trade we’re referring to was New York sending Kevin Knox II and a 2022 first-round draft pick to Reddish, Solomon Hill and a 2025 second-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks.

In retrospect, it was a trade-off that by no means made the Knicks a better team. Currently it’s debatable if the only position they’re set to is forward/wing. That’s why Reddish doesn’t see a big role for him in this team and why he wants to go somewhere else. He thinks he could be a star.

There’s one team that has shown a clear interest in Reddish, and that’s it Los Angeles Lakers. Recall that last season the Lakers tried to trade for Reddish at the close of trade but were clearly upset.

How interested are the Lakers in Cam Reddish?

Reddish is still 23 years old and still has a tremendous amount of untapped potential. Before Laker fans get excited, no Reddish will solve the team’s glaring need for three-point shooting (32 percent), but he does give them some youth and versatility on the wing. Pairing a young, athletic forward capable of playing a shooting guard alongside Lebron James could bring out the best in a player like Reddish.

Not to mention, now could be the best time for the Lakers to acquire Reddish. The Knicks are vulnerable right now. After essentially putting all their eggs in one basket to try and acquire Mitchell and failing to do so, they are more likely to listen to more offers involving other players in their roster.

https://fansided.com/2022/09/03/lakers-trade-rumors-la-eyeing-knicks-forward/ Lakers trade rumors: LA eyeing Knicks forward

John Verrall

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